Color is what attracted me to visually express my creativity.” As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, I have been painting for over 20 years. I teach workshops and classes in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing, colored pencil and mixed media. My work has appeared in the following shows: the 1999, 2005–2010, 2013 Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Festival, Art Splash 2001–2002, 2007, 2008, and the 2007–2015 Gresham Art Walk.
Inspiration is everywhere—in the forest, the desert, the city, the ocean and in every living thing. Sometimes I just wander around and marvel! Subjects to paint come from my hikes, travels, outings, my imagination or from asking the question, “What if…?”
My work is impressionistic, spontaneous creation using jewel tone colors and descriptive brush work resulting in a painting that you can not only see but FEEL.
View my work at www.melissagannon.com