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Melissa is a self taught artist that specializes in close encounters with animals and flowers.
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All of my creations begin with an original sketch after many hours of research. As a painter of realism, I strive to build compositions that grab a viewer‘s attention and draw them closer to contemplate the subject. Many layers of semi-transparent paint, giving the illusion of deep detail, and the engaging nature of the subject conspire to pull the viewer into the painting, creating an emotional connection.
My greatest passion is wildlife. As an animal activist, I strive to capture the true spirit and essential nature of the animal. My compositions are direct. The subject engages the viewer and encourages them to see not only the subjects beauty, but also their intelligence. This personal encounter has the ability to awaken an awareness and an appreciation.
My other passion is trees. Trees have the ability to replenish the spirit, just as changes of season bloom new growth on the ancient body of a tree. This paradox, what’s old is new, is expressed in my paintings by juxtaposing gnarled greyscale branches with vibrant blossoms.
Take a moment
Stop to admire
Create the time
Open your spirit