Marisa Boan

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Artist Statement

As a Writer: My Famous Artist Children's Books teach and inspire future artists in English and Spanish. Art appreciation and creation should be accessible to all regardless of the language they speak. My lessons teach important reading and writing skills using art and artists' biographies. 

As a Photographer: My photographs aim to capture the scenes in nature that often go overlooked. So much of our time is spent looking straight ahead that the beauty around us is overlooked. I spend my time looking up, looking around, and looking down. We see much more when we take the time to bend over or kneel down. A different perspective comes into view. This is what my photography hopes to capture. I do not want to capture what I and everyone else can see; I want to capture that which we must make an effort to see... that is what makes it all worthwhile.

Educational Background

Marisa is a curriculum writer and has written several children's books. Many of her books are bilingual, in both English and Spanish, and are used by teachers across the country. Visit her website at to view her art lessons and books. 

Marisa has been an educator in New York City for more than twenty years and has worked as an elementary school teacher, a high school teacher, and a bilingual teacher in Mathematics, English, and ESL. She has held the positions of assistant principal and principal. As a teaching artist, she continues to share her love for the arts as she inspires future generations of artists, writers,  and poets.

Marisa has proudly called New Rochelle her home for over thirty-five years.  She is an accomplished writer and photographer who focuses on landscapes and gardens and enjoys exhibiting her work locally. She holds graduate degrees from Fordham University, Pace University, and Baruch College.