Frequently Asked Questions
When did you become an artist?
I have always been an artist. As a child I designed a fashion line on a yellow lined legal pad. In middle school I played the clarinet, wrote & directed my friends and siblings in plays, I choreographed dances to our favorite songs. When I was 14, while on vacation, I watched Bob Ross on PBS. As soon as we arrived home I begged my mom to buy me acrylics & canvas so I could paint "happy trees." She obliged and my love of painting was born.
I signed my very first painting with a heart and then my name. I have since signed every painting in the same way. When it came time to choose a business name what better inspiration then my signature. I think of each painting as a gift- love Melinda.
Where did you study?
Began studying Art Education at Valdosta State University. I completed a degree in Fine Art- Painting & Drawing at Academy of Art University in May 2012.
What medium do you work in?
I have been trained I'm many mediums- oil, clay, watercolor, acrylic, plaster, wire, charcoal, colored pencil, etc. I prefer working in watercolor and mixed media.
What supplies do you use?
Favorites: Rives BFK paper, M. Graham paints, but most often I use whatever I have on hand.
What subject is your favorite?
I was trained in many subjects- still life, landscape, figure, portrait, abstract, etc. I most enjoy painting flowers. I love their beautiful simplicity.
Do you sell your art?
Sure do! To see what is currently available visit my shop.
Can you draw me?
Sure! Check out this page for my commission pricing.
How do commissions work?
A 50% deposit protects artist & buyer. I email work in progress photo updates and make changes along the way. When I feel the piece is complete, I email for final approval. Once approved, remaining 50% balance due & art is securely packed, shipped, & ready to hang in it's new home.