Melissa’s work originate from an improvisational approach, her daily work process fosters the instinctual strength in her art. Her use of texture, deconstructing techniques, color, and linear themes reveal the artists personality and unique energy. Inspired by the day to day, Melissa goes about working as a writer would journal their days.Reaching across a spectrum of mediums, the work excites and captivates through its circumstantial cohesion. Melissa’s understanding and appreciation of the medium is front and center, she communicates a personal account of the inspiration around her, the visual intimacy is unmistakably the artists own.
Born in Los Angeles, Melissa grew up both in Southern California and Paris, France. The self-taught artists began her creative work with a series of cool hunting journals called ‘The Hot Steppa’. After graduating from The George Washington University, in Washington D.C., where she studied Political Communication, Melissa moved back to the West coast and began to paint, The artist recounts how she began painting, ‘I dont remember how it started, I just know that once I started I couldn’t stop.”
Melissa currently works and lives in Downtown, Los Angeles, proper. She is the co-founder of EpiKo Studios, a creative factory that works with local artists and collaborative opportunities of all varieties.