There's a little county park behind "seafood row" in Kemah, Texas. That's the place to buy seafood in bulk. I go there as often as possible. The park is the place to launch a small boat into the Bay next to the Gulf. One of the things that drew me to paint this is the abundance of turquoise. I'm obsessed with that color. I could not bring myself to paint this scene on a standard canvas size. It had to be wide and so it is. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Melinda Patrick

Bay Park

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Melinda Patrick
Magnolia, Texas

Getting to Know Melinda

Melinda’s bright acrylic paintings feel like snapshots of everyday life. Her cheery compositions capture glimpses of what a carefree passerby may notice on a sunny weekend afternoon. Main street signage, casual cafes, and outdoor leisure areas leave the viewer nostalgic for summer vacations passed. Melinda’s subject matter comes from her personal snapshots. “I take thousands of photos everywhere I go,” she says. Then, back in her home studio, she uses her pictures as reference material, but takes creative license with colors and composition. Her bold yet crisp use of color, shadow, and shape speaks to her professional background in graphic design, and results in compelling examples of contemporary realism.