About the Artist,
I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I
would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
'I used everything you gave me.'
this environment, Melissa
began with drawing, progressed to
painting, found an early love of photography, and majored in Studio Art and English at Mount Holyoke College.
After graduation, Melissa continued
photographing and painting for fun, but financial
responsibilities led creativity to be expressed in more practical
-designing the American Freedom Train, part of the American national
-working in marketing with advertising agencies to
consumer products and marketing plans for Richardson-Vicks;
-designing, structuring and fielding test market plans for new
with Burke Marketing Research International.
her colorful 'resume' here
Most recently, Melissa has spent 18
years as a spiritually-based psychotherapist and life coach, working with clients to
enhance life opportunities (find the bold and colorful!) and develop creative
solutions to life challenges. And she has fallen in love with
building unique, colorful websites.
Her clients describe her work with them as "
Intuitive~ Warm~ Passionate~ Supportive~ Challenging~
Spiritual~ Joyful~ Outrageous"
Melissa has studied at the Silvermine
Guild School of Art, the Creative Arts Workshop and the Glass Source,
among others. Her passion and creative focus is Mother
Nature--landscapes, humanscapes, natural materials, including
semi-precious gemstones. And she gathers these images and visions while
kayaks, and travels the US and the world,
camera in hand;
-paints in oil and
pastel wherever she goes, most recently in Frascati, Italy;
-and designs and creates
made from the earth's precious riches.
She lives her life as a natural
adventure, reveling in Mother Nature's gifts. And she invites you to
take part in this adventure, by wandering this website, looking for
those bold, colorful items that will jazz up your life and enhance your surroundings.
Read her Creative Mission here.