Nerissa Balland is a visual artist, creative coach, and 2x cancer survivor who creates work in a variety of sizes and mixed media. She is a visual storyteller who uses spiritual symbols and ancient text to communicate universal themes about self-love, acceptance, and personal identity.
Nerissa has had a strong desire to create since childhood. She believes that authenticity is the key to keeping the innocence within the creative process. To maintain a balance of technique and “the unlearned.”
Extensively trained at Pratt Institute, Nerissa received a Master of Fine Arts in painting. She spent 18 years working in marketing, branding, and design. Currently, Nerissa works full-time as a visual artist in South Florida with exhibitions in diverse areas — from Miami Art Week to faith-based institutions, universities, and hospitals.