Melissa McGill

Melissa McGill

Las Vegas, NV, United States

About Melissa McGill

Layering texture and colour, wash and mark, paint and canvas evolve into something new. Reflecting the joy of movement, my process involves my whole body, large strokes of colour poured or scraped across the canvas punctuated with graphic lines of pastel, graphite and chalk to guide the eye and balance the composition.

Finding inspiration in the natural world, I build up my paintings in a very organic way. Working primarily with acrylic paints allows me to work intuitively.

After 15 years of interpreting other peoples ideas as a commercial illustrator, painting is a joyful interpretation of my life experience.

My work is in collections in the United States and Europe

Current Representation:
R.Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
Art Dimensions, Sherman Oaks, CA

Education

Self taught

Events

2020 Featured in the Saatchi Art Catalog

2016 ArtPop Vegas Artist Billboards http://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/fine-art/2016/mar/30/artist-billboards-artpop-street-gallery-las-vegas/

ZAP 7 Public Art Project, 3 Murals, Las Vegas, NV April 2015

Exhibitions

Aug 2019 - Group Show, R Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV

March 2019 - The Other Art Fair Los Angeles

Nov 2018 - Group Show, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

Sept 27-30 2018 The Other Art Fair Chicago, Mana Contemporary

August 2018 - Group Show, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

June 22nd 2018 - Solo Show Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

April 2018 - Group Show, R.Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV

March 2018 - The Other Art Fair, LA

January 2018 Group Show - Paint The Town Las Vegas, NV

June 2017 The Other Art Fair NYC

March 2017 Conrad Wilde Gallery 12th Encaustic Invitational Group Show

November 2016 Group Show - Paint The Town Las Vegas, NV

June - September 2016 In My Head Solo Show - R Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV

August 2015 Group Show - Nevada Humanities Gallery

June 2015 ACA Art Comes Alive Group Show - Art Design Consultants Cincinnati, OH

March 2015 Group Show "Spring Remix" - Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

September 2014 Solo show "Lucent" Encaustic Works - Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV