Hope that everyone is enjoying the holidays. I wanted to post the layout for the brochure that is being printed for my upcoming exhibition in New Delhi titled "India Hues" Farrago Art Gallery did a great job and I am looking forward to seeing it in person in a couple of weeks.
A Christmas copper commission piece I just did last night. It was picked up this morning to go and hide under a Christmas tree-yeah! Patina and acrylic on hand-hammered copper (approx 11 across and 9 high).
Hello! I'm back from Baja, Mexico and the Socorro Islands. It was an amazing trip...I got to smooch sealions, snorkel with whale sharks, pet giant manta rays and wild dolphins and bask in the sun. Now I am back to the snow and working on my Spokane Convention Center commission "Riverdance". I have been sculpting the clay fish and herons for the panels and working on the three dimensional trout and ducks (wood, clay and canvas) that will be leaping off the canvases after I paint them. It is difficult to show the different stages during a work in progress...but here is my attempt. Stay tuned for more!
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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.