Michele Melina

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Michele Melina

United States

Artist Michele Pope Melina grew up in the lush, beautiful landscape of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Born in 1951, Michele was inspired by nature and history at an early age. Michele's artistic influences include American landscape master George Inness, the Hudson River Painters, American Impressionism, and American Luminist Movement. Through vigorous self-training, Michele studied color theory and technique. Careful observations with experimentation led her to understand techniques of the Old Masters. Her paintings are exemplary of the style that evolved from this process, characterized by her use of Impressionistic colors to create a unique sense of drama and joy within her Traditional Representational oil paintings.

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