I experience the world and life in an amplified way. I feel things deeply and express things strongly. When I walk through a garden, I don’t just see the garden, I feel the garden! From the stillness of the rainforest to the bright sunshine contrasted with deep shadows, to the playful wildlife on my island home, nature touches me and changes me. My paintings are saturated with these experiences and feelings. I express joyful celebration, deep peaceful tranquility and bright love and hope with strong color and playful ideas.
I invite you to explore my art on the pages of this website.
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The latest news from my studio
This is my submission to this year's Hawaii Nei Art Exhibition in Hilo Hawaii. You can view this, and many other excellent pieces featuring native species, at the Wailoa Center in Hilo through December 14, 2023.
This 9x12 acrylic landscape of a scene from the Puget Sound area of Washington state is my latest painting.
Two additional ways to enjoy Melanie's art
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Melanie's Art Stories
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Art Lifting Hearts
"Art Lifting Hearts" is the home of my personal Encouragement Initiative. It's there that you will now find my inspirational art stories and all of my Gifts of Encouragement.