Alyssa Smith is a French-American artist. She officially moved to Traverse city in 2021 after living in the area seasonally working on a local organic farm for five years. Her inspiration comes primarily from the various landscapes she has encountered throughout life including the beautiful Northern Michigan terrain. Nature and our relationship to it presenting a springboard from which we learn of our own story and cycles of life. Throughout the fall and winter months this year she began hiking and skiing the Leelanau conservancy trails. After learning more, she joined the LC collective with a desire to give back to the community and be a part of protecting this beautiful area for generations to come.