Melissa Gannon
Gladstone, Oregon

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.

16" x 20" , mixed media artwork

Mysteries of Purple & Green
16" x 20" , watercolor painting

Interweaving Melodies
15" x 11" , mixed media artwork

Morning Along the River
11" x 14" , acrylic painting

Woodland Ferns
15" x 11" , mixed media artwork

Reds & Greens & Pansies
5" x 7" , acrylic painting

Vine Maple Dance
12" x 18" , mixed media artwork

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