meet the artist

Marissa Marvel is a school nurse and obtained her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's license in 2021. When she's not tending to children, she's expressing her creative talent as an artist. She gains most of her inspiration from world travel and the beautiful ocean landscapes of Cape Cod, MA. Although she has traveled to many places, she has an undying love for Cape Cod. Growing up in Massachusetts and having family on the Cape, she has always been a frequent visitor. Her connection to the Cape grew stronger during the summer of 2017, when she began working at Dream Day on Cape Cod, a summer camp for children with terminal and serious illnesses and their families. This was an immensely rewarding job where she met amazing and inspiring people. One of those people is now her adoring husband, Jack, who was the camp chef. Jack is also a creative and has been a huge supporter and inspiration for Marissa in her development of this business and her creative process. While working at Dream Day, she also discovered the Artist Cottages of Orleans and decided she had to rent one of those cottages one summer and sell her art in person.

Marissa has now been selling her art at the Artist Cottages and a few other locations since the summer of 2020. She sells her art in person many times throughout the year. Check out her market schedule to see where she will be next!

Her work is also available at GOUVEIAhome, an online family-run boutique, and in various shops throughout Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Her art has also been shown at the SOAP Gallery in Youngstown, OH. 

Where it all started

Wild Canvas Design was born in the basement of Marissa's parents' house in the winter of 2017, when she discovered her love for abstraction in the form of fluid art. Her love for pour painting evolved into epoxy resin in the year 2020, creating beautiful ocean landscapes and functional art. That was the year that WCD really evolved into what it is today. She began selling at in-person markets on Cape Cod, and in stores across the Cape and islands. 

Marissa creates a variety of Cape Cod and coastal inspired decor with a bohemian esthetic. In 2022, she decided to change directions and use a more eco-friendly, non-toxic resin alternative, and is exploring the world of terrazzo. She creates beautiful woodwork designs, prints, coasters, ornaments, trays, charcuterie boards and more. She also offers custom orders, wholesale items, and wedding décor. From small jewelry dishes to large wall art pieces, there is something for everyone at WCD. 

  • QUALITY

    All materials used are high quality and professional grade to ensure longevity.

  • CARE

    All creations are pieces of Marissa's heart that she is sharing with the world. She takes the utmost care of each and every one.

  • COMMITMENT

    Marissa is committed to the WCD community and consistently delivering valuable, high-quality products.

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