Melissa has been dedicated to working in 2D since 2005 when she began her drawing and painting practice at Massachusetts College of Art. Since then she has shown work on the east coast and now the PNW. She is currently taking on commissioned work for clients with a specific vision in mind all the while making time to explore her love of drawing and mark making.
The interplay of her physical environment and the internal landscapes that resides in every one of us is what informs her work and lays the path for etherial atmospheric worlds on canvas and paper. Please explore more of her drawings and paintings here: meldelprete.tumblr.com