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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.


  • Why heartMelinda?

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.


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