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When I taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden I liked getting there early so I could stroll the grounds near the classroom. One day I was treated to the sight of this glorious night heron. He perched there at the edge of the water under the blooming cherry tree and I was entranced.
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.