If you're in the area, you are invited to our opening of "Beauty and the Beast"....mermaids, monsters, demons and divas from 5-9 October 1st in the Kress Gallery, Riverpark Square, Spokane. Featuring work by Melissa Cole and Ric Gendron.
A few new monsters for my upcoming Beauty and the Beast show. "Gargoalie" is an original acrylic on 11x14 canvas (he looked like he was playing soccer with the skulls!), "Drako prismaticus" is an original acrylic on 12x16 canvas, "Monster of Ravenna" done from a woodcut created in 1512 in Italy is an acrylic on 11x14 canvas.
I painted this a few years ago and always wanted to change the girl's face...also people didn't want to hang it because they were too "naked"...so I made them less naked and this will go into my upcoming show-yeah! It is titled "Jungle Love" and is a gallery wrapped 30x40 acrylic on canvas.
Yeah! I'm finally back from shows in Portland and Boise....I am so thankful to be back home again. I just finished up another painting for my "Beauty and the Beast" show with Ric Gendron which opens October 1st in the Kress Gallery in River Park Square, Spokane.
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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.