Melissa is an award-winning artist, with several 1st and 2nd place awards from Amador County Fairs, including a Best of Show for her watercolor portrait, "Tyler" in 2011 and a Best of Division for her oil portrait "Easton" in 2013. Her work has been accepted into the 2013 Stockton Art League Fall Juried show, and the 54th annual Lodi Spring art show in 2014.
Melissa has drawn, painted and hand crafted most of her life. Since moving to Fiddletown in 2008, she's been focused on watercolor and more recently has added oil and pastel to her mediums of choice. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects and feels incredibly fortunate to have found amazing teachers and artists in Amador County to learn from and explore new ideas and techniques.
"I love the exploration and challenge presented with each painting. I learn something with every painting and like to push myself to keep growing as an artist. I hope you enjoy my paintings and will continue to follow my work and enjoy the journey with me."
Melissa is a member of the Amador County Artists Association and the California Watercolor Association.
Here are a few samples of Melissa's work