This painting is about hope in the darkest places. Something about the barn owl struck me, and the idea of bringing light to the darkest places in the middle of the night. The word on the tag can refer to both illumination and levity. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mel Kistner

Out of the Darkness

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x 2" d
1 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.