Local Art Walk

Allissa Thompson

Ansel Adams said, “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” As much as I love capturing beauty through the lens, it is the power of a photo to evoke feelings, share stories, and connect with people that is most meaningful to me. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; that's exactly what you'll get if you stop to chat with me about a photo. I love sharing the stories behind my photos and am truly honored when people ask about or enjoy them!

I was born and raised on a farm in Orange County, New York, but have called Oceanside home for the last five years. My creative passion was kindled long ago by a high school photography class, where I was educated in the fundamentals of lighting and composition, yet I subdued my artistic voice for years in favor of academic and athletic pursuits at Duke University. Returning to my artistic roots has given me wings along with insatiable wanderlust; my love of travel has taken me from the jungles of Thailand to the Australian Outback and the Great Wall of China. I still find endless beauty right here in Oceanside, and love the thrill of chasing my next shot. As a member of Carlsbad Oceanside Art League (COAL) and Oceanside Museum of Art's Artist Alliance, I enjoy sharing my work while learning from the many talented artists in our community.

Check out more on the artist website allissa-thompson.fineartamerica.com, Facebook AllissaThompsonPhotography, and Instagram @allissathompson.