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I really enjoy being in the bog, letting my eye wander down the watery edges of the mat of vegetation. I love how it is a place of uncertainty, where land and water intermingle. There is so much going on botanically that it can be overwhelming. Only by slowing your breath, and letting your eyes soften, can you begin to make sense of all that you are seeing.
Melissa has devoted many years to honing her craft, capturing the beauty she finds in the natural world. Her work is informed by a degree in biology as well as many hours in the field, studying how plants and creatures form communities. She is particularly drawn to the connections she finds~plants to geology, insects to plants. "I always knew I was meant to be an artist, but when I started monitoring butterflies at Illinois Beach State Park, I knew I'd found my subject." ~Melissa
| ||Discover the landscapes of the upper midwest, rich with subtle beauty in every season.|
| ||Although my primary focus is on the natural world, and seeking to highlight the unique beauty to be found where I live, I also love horses and gardens so once in awhile I will paint from these inspirations as well.|
| ||Occasionally I have agreed to do a commission for someone, if our visions are in sympathy with each other. Here you can see some of those projects.|
BlogBlue-stemmed GoldenrodA lovely goldenrod painted in a playful manner
Spring Bluff Marsh
A painting of Spring Bluff in the height of summer. When I look at this painting I can remember the butterflies wafting through the air around me, and the delight of rare plants and creatures at my feet.
Grant Woods in Autumn
A fall landscape with an abstract feel
Illinois Beach State Park Dunes
A glimpse of Lake Michigan through the dunes.
A contemporary landscape painting showing a birch tree in a woodland.