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.
Look what's new!
The latest news from my studio
A new island connection
I am so pleased to announce a new partnership with Hawaii Forest Farms. The farm, near Volcano Hawaii, produces mamaki tea, provides forest farm tours and offers tea tasting. In their gift shop you will also soon find prints and gift cards featuring my painting of a mamaki plant called, Reborn. Check out their website regarding this fun and unique island activity.
My newest design!
This five piece wall ensemble is the second in a series of several mixed-media designs I have planned for the coming year. This Pineapple fern themed set is currently showing at One Gallery in Hilo Hawaii.
Two additional ways to enjoy Melanie's art
Thanks for visiting my artist website. I think you might also enjoy my newsletter and the home of my personal Encouragement Initiative.
Melanie's Art Stories
My newsletter is the easiest way to hear about the newest stories and paintings to come out of my studio. I think you'll find it inspirational. (Confirm your subscription by responding to the first email.)
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.
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