My professional background,
for most of my working career, was as an agency broadcast and print
director for local northeast Ohio advertising agencies. My start
in the business, was as an illustrator.
When I retired from the freelance advertising community I decided to
pick up my paint brush once again.
For too many years, I had put aside
painting and drawing as a purely aesthetic and personal mode of
My excitement at rediscovering the process of painting was truly a
creative reawakening for me.
This is a new beginning for me, reclaiming and relearning the discipline
of painting. It is a journey towards
finding a distilled vision as
a painter of the individual human spirit, and the environmental surround
defines the integrity (and loss) of the world around us. - Melissa