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I saw these gorgeous flowers at the grocery store the other day and had to bring them home. I thought they looked fun in my red vase and the more I looked at them, the more I felt they were demanding to be painted! So I did. I wanted the painting to be saturated with color and pattern. It lifts my spirits to look at the results~I hope it does the same for you. 20"x20" canvas
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.|
BlogGrant Woods in AutumnA 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.
Spirit of the Lake
As waves make lace along the shore, a spirit fish rises above the water.
All Lined Up
Ah, fall, with children lining up for the bus and blazing stars and sunflowers lining up in the prairie.