Clarissa Jan Ward

My landscapes are inspired by views I encounter while hiking and traveling. I use color, texture, and the illusion of light to reflect the quiet world of nature, where I am most at peace. I hope to be able to share the atmosphere of the scene with my paintings.
My surreal ‘other world’ paintings evolve from the shapes created when I marble paper or canvas. I allow images to emerge and develop, to evoke a different reality. I am also a quilter, creating landscape table runners, wall hangings, and adorable baby quilts.
My artwork is available at Woolworth Walk in Asheville. Prints are available at
15 Woodbriar Road
Weaverville, NC