Artist Statement



As far back as I can remember, I have loved to create. It is as much a part of me as my breath, and I am continually compelled to make art. It is necessary for my very survival. Sometimes, there isn’t enough black paint, and at other times, I can’t be delicate enough with my brush. I paint through emotions, dreams, visions and memories. Color and the interplay between light and darkness continually excite and motivate me.

Nature is my biggest teacher and I am beyond blessed to call Colorado home. Here, I am daily inspired by the earth and the countless magical creatures that inhabit it. As such, I strive to create with as many natural materials as possible in my work, in order to better honor and protect her.

I hope that you find peace and comfort here, and that our paths may cross someday soon.

Melissa