Art by Alyssa is a company based in Beverly, Massachusetts. Founded by Alyssa Watters, Art by Alyssa combines a love for oil painting with a passion for creating handmade gift products. Originally from Ledyard, Connecticut, Alyssa moved to Beverly in 2003 to attend Montserrat College of Art, and has been there ever since.

From the age of 16, Alyssa has worked in a handful of wonderful gift shops that have helped shape her into the person she is today. After getting her BFA, Alyssa managed one of the leading stationery shops on the North Shore. While running a shop, she also hosted solo art shows, experimented with creating gift products, attended local craft fairs and submitted her products for wholesale at local businesses.

After a decade of working in the brick & mortar retail industry, she decided it was time to become her own boss and approach retail from the other side. In the beginning of 2011, Alyssa left her day job to pursue her growing company full time. Today, Art by Alyssa can be found in shops throughout the country, at local craft fairs and at Alyssa's pop up events that she curates during the year.


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