Another misty morning... I enjoyed the shapes of the trees as I walked beside the Spokane river with their dark bark and golden leaves-then a bald eagle flew past...ahhh! Here is a new painting that I completed last night, titled "Fall's Call" It is a 22x28 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas for $1,175. Please contact me if you are interested in it as it flies to Seattle today for a benefit auction (The Snohomish Education Foundation Auction) in November. SOLD
My studio is pretty much cleaned up-yeah! So am back in business.
Here is the lovely "Kelp Queen" a cold water mermaid, with a number of rockfish species swimming about her among the kelp fronds. This is an acrylic on wood and gallery wrapped canvas panels with airdry clay and fused glass accents. It is made up of 9 individual 12"x12" panels and hangs in three pieces as a triptych. It has a lot of gold, copper, bronze and irridescent colors and would look spectacular in a stairway or as a centerpiece in a living area.
Wonder why I haven't posted any new paintings? When I left for Tacoma my studio was a disaster, now it is even worse! Brandon is building new shelves and cabinets for me,and in a few days it will be much better. I will have room to paint and sculpt again... please be patient!
Good morning! Here is a little taste of summer...mmm peaches. I painted this awhile ago, but it never ended up on my website. "Emma's Peaches" named for my neighbor girl who couldn't wait to pick the peaches on my tree as they ripened. An acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 15x30 for $825. SOLD
Yeah! Back from my Seattle/Tacoma trip and I'm so excited to settle back into a routine... clean up my house and studio and figure out what to create next. This is a picture of me at the Tacoma Art Museum's Benefit Gala. The theme was Bollywood, so the outfits people wore were amazing! Sold some originals, so that was nice.
A rainy morning and I seem to have a cold-blah! I finished this little gem last night. It is titled "Rainbow's Gold" and has all kinds of pretty irridescent colors in it. 11x17 acrylic on wood and canvas with fused glass tile accents for $365.
Went for a chilly but very beautiful run today beside the river. The trees are becoming golden and a bald eagle flew right beside for awhile-spectacular! Here is an older piece titled "Seahorses" that will be going into the Red Shoe auction, sponsered by the Spokane Ad Federation. If you are interested in this painting please contact me email@example.comSOLD
Hooray! Back from Pennsylvania. The leaves were beautiful and I was the kid magnet with all of Brandon's little cousins! I'm glad to be home, I have too much to do to get ready for the Tacoma Gala next weekend-benefitting the Tacoma Art Museum. Here is a new little piece titled "Star Swing" Acrylic on a 10x10 gallery wrapped canvas for $195.SOLD
A chilly morning. I am on my way to the Entree Gallery in Reeder Bay, ID to say hello and check it out. Tomorrow we leave for Pennsylvania for five days to visit Brandon's family. Here is a new little piece titled "Rumba Salmon" . Acrylic on an 8x16 gallery wrapped canvas for $245.
Good Morning! Made it home at 1:00am last night... returning from Issaquah Salmon Days. Thanks so much for everyone who came to see me and the new people I met. Sunday was a beautiful day and it was a fun show! This is "Heron Hugs" painted just before I left. It it a "puzzle" painting of acrylic on various canvases all attached to one backing. 16"x 25" for $725.SOLD
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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.