The background of this piece was built up over time using several layers of paint applied by palette knife. Washes are then applied and areas of paint are scraped off. In the final version, drips were left to illicit the image of a healing rain. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.
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.