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Melissa Doyel ~ April 2017

spring fever

Melissa Doyel has drawn, painted or hand crafted most of her life and loves exploring new ways to create. After moving to Fiddletown in 2008, she was able to devote more time on her art and has been challenging herself and pursuing her passion ever since. She is Sutter Creek Gallery's featured artist for the month of May.

Melissa works in watercolor, acrylics, pastels and oils and she enjoys painting a variety of subject matter, including portraiture. Her own reference material of special people, places and nature inspire her work.

While not formally trained, she feels incredibly fortunate to have found amazing teachers and artists in Amador County who have helped her explore new ideas and techniques.

"I learn something with every painting and like to push myself to keep growing as an artist," she says.

Her work has been accepted into multiple regional juried shows as well as having received Best of Division, Best of Show and multiple 1st and 2nd place awards in the Amador County fairs. Melissa's work was also accepted into the 2017 Sacramento Fine Arts Animal House juried show, and the upcoming Lodi Best 100, its 57th Annual Spring Show in May. She is a member of the Amador County Artists Association and Sacramento Fine Arts / NCA & WASH chapters. In addition to Sutter Creek Gallery, her work can be found throughout Amador County businesses as part of the Art in Public Places program. You can also view more of her work on her website, www.melissadoyelart.com.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Melissa at the reception in her honor on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., as part of the region's First Saturday Art Trek.

Here are a few examples of Melissa's work

birds     cat    

creighton     harvest    

Mokelumne River    


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