I enjoy thinking about what the woods are like to the birds hopping among the branches. While creating this piece I wanted to show the patterns and lights and magic happening among the leaves. I started this piece with a textured wash of acrylic inks, added watercolor and more inks. There is iridescent paint here and there to give added sparkle. This piece is painted on 100% cotton paper.

- Melissa Gannon

Magic Among the Leaves

Acrylic inks, watercolor on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

11" h x 15" w 
0 lbs. 7 oz.



Melissa Gannon
Gladstone, Oregon

Getting to Know Melissa

Melissa is passionate about color. She finds it to be the most significant form of inspiration to paint. Speaking on influences in her work, Melissa says, “Sometimes it’s an idea that I can’t get out of my head, or a color that I just MUST paint!” She particularly enjoys painting leaves, and the changing colors of Oregon foliage are visible in her work. In 2001, Melissa began teaching art classes, which has allowed her to view her own artwork in a new way. “The information that flows in a class is awesome,” she says. Melissa is constantly learning from the students in her classes, and is more conscious of what it means to be an artistic role model.