SCENIC, MULTI-MEDIUM, REALISM
Wonderful childhood memories while growing up surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains and Virginia’s majestic scenery formed lasting impressions for the Lynchburg native.
Inspired by French Impressionists and American artists of the 19th century, she is very interested in light and color and how they influence a subject. She explores expressive paint application along with realism while varying tight and loose brushwork to evoke memories and emotion.
Melody is skilled in multiple mediums including oil, watercolor, and pencil. She is drawn to landscapes, people, and animals.
She studied Art and Art History at the University of Iowa and has continued to learn independently. She began her art career in 2005 by taking on commissions. Her artwork has also graced commercial wine labels and walls of public spaces. Melody resides in Salem, Virginia.