Melanie lives and works in rural North Carolina, outside of Asheville. Her work looks at portraiture from different angles and uses the face as a ground for abstraction and exploration of the psyche. The bold, expressive strokes in oil underscore the delicate ephemera of the watercolor.
B.A. in Painting from East Tennessee State University
Exhibitor at The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas 2017-2019
Resident at Taidelatos Haihatus in Joutsa Finland, 2016.
Speaker at Tedx Asheville, Producer Brett McCall. Asheville, NC (2015)
Abbot, Ann Emmert. “The Art of Holding Back” (pp. 45-51). Watercolor Artist. April 2015.
Feature in Fresh Paint Magazine. Curated by Danielle Krysa. December, 2015, Vol.10 (pp. 55).
Subject of "Beauty", a short documentary in Brass Brothers Films, "Making Art", 2013.
"Beyond Knowing" Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC. Curated by David Sheldon (2019).