Sometimes we are so afraid of falling, we forget we can fly. This warbler is perched on a cliff, looking down, full of fear. This painting is a reminder that we need to get off the cliff, let go of our fears and fly, even if we're not sure what the future holds. It is inspired by learning to trust God. The background is layered with palette knife techniques, washes and removal of paint to represent the passage of time.

- Mel Kistner

Facing Fear II

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Mel Kistner
Oviedo, Florida

Getting to Know Mel

Mel Kistner uses her experience in art therapy to create works with themes of redemption and hope. She recently completed a commissioned painting for a counseling center. She often paints birds to represent freedom, human emotions, and human responses to the world. Currently living in Orlando, she finds inspiration in a range of artists, from Frida Kahlo to Andrew Wyeth.