My name is Alyssa Ann Parsons, and I was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. As a kid I loved to browse through bookstores—partly to find new reads, but most mostly to look at all the beautiful cover illustrations. My early fascination with book covers never faded, and when I graduated from high school I decided to pursue that life-long love and study illustration.
For college I earned my BFA in illustration and minored in painting at Kendall College of Art and Design. Most of my art focuses on children’s book illustration–I like using bright colors and stylized forms to create pictures that make people smile. In addition to children’s art I also paint portraits, book covers, and greeting cards.