Recent Posts by Melissa

This Mural is but a Whisper!

This Mural is but a Whisper! My latest mural honouring visionary architect Phyllis Lambert, founder of Heritage Montreal (1975) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, was unveiled at the corner of Jeanne-Mance and Milton in Milton Park, the heart of the historic district (Oct. 8, 2019). Her role as an activist and her involvement in safeguarding Montreal’s...
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The Guardians

There is a belief in various cultures that cardinals are messengers from someone who has passed. It exists across many cultures and beliefs. Cardinals are often considered the doorway between our earthly world and the spirit world. All I know is that when a cardinal suddenly appears, I get a feeling of peace and comfort that I...
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The Japanese Call it Forest Bathing

The Japanese practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing,...
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The Love of Cats and Dogs

I was very happy to do 2 murals for Vétérinaire LaSalle. It’s where art, design and medicine live. Dr. Bourrellis is the visionary and sole owner of the clinic since 2016. As if her workload was not big enough, she decided to realize her dream - combining her two passions, art and veterinary medicine. When she visited...
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A Cardinal on Rue Masson

This gorgeous red cardinal is seen all over our Canadian landscape, from the countryside to the urban playgrounds in our cities. I chose this particular bird because of what it represents - according to Spiritual Astrology, Tarot & Metaphysical Studies, the Cardinal represents renewed vitality and the recognition of self-importance. Another element to my design is...
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My Last Painting in Florida ’18

Finished my last painting here in Florida (Feb. 2018). I took many trips to the east cost driving through the Everglades - the flat landscape and massive open skies that surround you inspire me. Anyone who has taken that drive with me will tell you how I’m constantly being taken away by the birds and skies...
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My first painting of 2018.

My first painting this year - Black & Gold II, 2018 Also, the first of many in a small collection I’ll be doing for Judith Liegeois Designs in Naples. Florida. I am beyond happy to be showing with her. I encourage everyone to visit her website at http://www.judithliegeoisdesigns.com and if you are in Naples, Florida, please drop...
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Arctic Beauties

These two arctic beauties are part of a mini series completed for a special collector couple. Painting white birds on a white canvas was something I’ve always wanted to do...did it and want to do it again! Love. Oils on canvas - 72” x 72”...
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Wow. I’m in British Vogue Magazine.

This is HUGE!! VOGUE reached out to me for a feature on their Gallery Profile page in the October issue. I am ecstatic over this...to be noticed by such a high profile magazine such as VOGUE has truly exceeded my wildest expectations. WOW! My art is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m sure happy it’s...
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