Recent Posts by Melissa

STOP and take a good, deep breath

Revisiting the elements in this piece I painted for @mumtl - Encan Soirée Bénéfice. The alchemical symbol for air is an upward-pointing triangle, bisected by a horizontal line as seen here in my painting. Given my current state, I felt it was important to paint something that reminded me to stop and just breathe. 
Life is hard...
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Working along side OMEN – Popsilos

Wicked opportunity to be along side OMEN, a great artist and friend, at the silo in Vankleek Hill ON - part of the Popsilos project 2017. Murals will be painted on a series of silos in Prescott-Russell. A committee that includes representatives from the tourism industry, agricultural community, the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell and Popsilos...
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Sacred Geometry and Raw Pigments

This is a new direction for me.  My latest painting incorporate sacred geometry into a very organic and raw application of pigments. Sacred geometry refers to the mathematics, patterns and relationships we find everywhere in nature and which we also find recreated in our places of worship, no matter what religion. It is associated with the...
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Prelude to a Prance

One of my latest pieces, "Prelude to a Prance", was a very large 84"x84", oil on canvas. Irwin and Claude Lande of Montreal (Westmount) commissioned it. My clients wanted a painting that captured the horse's power. They wanted to feel the movement, sound and intensity of the horse lifting up the soil under its hoofs. I studied for days,...
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Hommage à Morrisseau

This is my latest mural, an hommage to Norval Morrisseau. It was produced by @mumtl for @mbamtl special thanks to our partners for making it happen - arrondissement de Ville Marie, Ville de Montréal, Destination Centre- Ville, le Musée des beaux arts de Montréal and to my lovely assistant @corinne_lachance. MU is a charitable non-profit organization whose mandate...
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Osheaga Arts and Music Festival

This year (2016 ), I was nominated for the 2016 Osheaga Arts and Music Festival. It's a multi-day, indie, music festival that is held annually in the summer at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène in Montreal. I hope that you stopped by the Osheaga Arts Village to see what local artists created for the festival. It was very...
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MURAL Festival Art Fair 2016

My sparrows are my latest work for deiNeri’s stand’ART. They were on exhibit at this year’s (June 2016) MURAL Festival Art Fair held at Le Capitol-Espace Infopresse at 4310 Saint Laurent, Montréal QC. The Art Fair brought together myself, Montreal artist OMEN and 9 other exhibitors: Galerie Bloom (Montréal), Station 16 (Montréal), #Hashtag Gallery (Toronto), Artêria Art Gallery (Bromont), Galerie D’Este (Montréal), Galerie...
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My Birds up Close

People know my work best for my dramatic, large-scale paintings and murals of photorealistic birds. It's a passion that I have had since childhood. However, it would be wrong to consider me a naturalist or wildlife artist. When I do a painting of a bird, I am not aiming for realism. I am trying to capture not only their image but...
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The Crow Takes Centre Stage

Wall art, public art, urban art or street art has evolved! It started as an underground movement linked to the hip-hop culture. At one time, it may have been called illegal art, graffiti art and even wall therapy. Now, it's international festivals in many major cities (Montreal, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Dallas, Lima, Buenos Aires and more), with artists who...
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