A new plum blossom koi painting just in time for spring. This is a textured acrylic on 36x48 gallery wrapped canvas for $2,875. It will be heading down to Portland with me this Saturday to the Attic Gallery.
I just found out that I was the finalist selected for the Lewiston Gateway Project in Lewiston, ID. I will be creating large double sided mosaiced light concrete sculptures for both sides of the pedestrian bridge. The design represents the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers...I will have leaping salmon on one side and a big blue rattle snake on the other. I also will be creating a complementary sculpture on the intersection of 5th and F streets. This will have a low wall with a three dimensional boy and dog (from early 1900's) fishing for 3-D trout, salmon, bass and sturgeon all of which can be found in Lewiston's rivers.
Had a fun opening at the Attic Gallery in Portland last night. We had mother daughter show with My mother Marilyn and me, Attic Gallery owner Diana's daughter Maria Gonser and her daughter Brianna Gonser. I sold a number of pieces and we all had a great time.
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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.