I have beautiful new 2017 calendars available. A new image for each month. Calendar measures 6x8 when folded. The price is $10 per calendar including shipping. I've included pictures of the calendars and the images for each month. These make great holiday gifts!
It has been many moons since I've published a blog post, but I am ready to begin again! Here is one of my latest paintings "Carp(e) Diem" an original acrylic on 48x72 canvas for $6675. It is currently being show in Kendall Yards, Spokane WA for my solo show "Under the Influence...of Nature"
I'm currently working on a fun project for the walls of the Howard Johnson parking garage on Post Street in Spokane. There will be 11 figures, 8 of which will be painted silhouettes with glass accents and then the three, which are more detailed with more glass and colored paint. (peacock lady, lady in a swing, and jaguar lady with jaguar)
"Estrella" is a fun piece created for a group show called Busting out of the Moon at the Manic Moon and More Studios in Spokane. 30 regional artists are decorating busts in their own unique way. The show opens March 21st.
I just finished another large koi painting titled "Cosmic Koi". It is currently hanging in the Bozzi Collection Gallery in Spokane. It is an acrylic painting on gallery wrapped 40x60 canvas for $3,975.
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Artist Melissa Cole often finds herself snorkeling with salmon, smooching manatees, and swimming with tiger sharks. It is from these amazing encounters that she derives much of the inspiration for her vividly colored, heavily textured and patterned acrylic paintings.
Cole was born in Oregon and raised in London, Hong Kong, and India. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Zoology and spent time as a naturalist guide in Mexico. She’s written over 30 children’s natural history books and travels with her husband Brandon, who is a wildlife photographer specializing in marine life. Melissa has always dabbled in art, but has spent the last ten years fully devoted to it. She is strongly influenced by ethnic patterns, which she sees in her travels abroad. “You’ll find lots of dots, and a distinct border pattern in each of my pieces.” Her work is found in galleries ranging from Stephan Fine Arts in Anchorage, Alaska to The Wild Side Gallery in Key West, Florida.