Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Featured Artist - Melanie Pruitt

I would like to introduce you to a wonderful artist named Melanie Pruitt. She is a watercolorist and her etsy shop is called the Creators Pallette. Melanie is a member of Design Style Guide, and you can find her paintings under Paintings and Wall Art.
Here's what she has to say from her bio,
"I love to paint with watercolors. The movement and dance that occurs between the pigment and water along with the unpredictable results are fascinating to me. Every painting I sit down to do is an adventure!
My goal with “The Creators Palette” is to share with others my love for and awe in the creation of beauty. I feel the best art touches my heart and makes me “feel”. The feeling may be joyous, peaceful, or even sad (one of my favorite art pieces makes me cry). Mostly, in my art, I want to convey a feeling of wonder and draw the viewer closer to the creator of all beauty.
"I have always been a creative person, but it wasn’t until recently that I began to paint in watercolor and sell my art. I was a very active person most of my life and my artistic/creative outlets fell in areas like competitive diving and gymnastics, garden design and most recently, developing and teaching a preschool dance program at Vancouver's Columbia Dance Center."

A Yellow Rose

"While teaching preschool dance, I began experiencing some strange physical problems. Over the past four years, these problems have developed into a newly understood chronic illness of the autonomic nervous system. This has meant that I am no longer active in my past activities and had to quit my dance teaching."

Melanie was not about to let illness ruin her life, so she began looking for other things to do to keep her busy.
"Being stuck most hours in a recliner is difficult, but I am thankful that it has brought me to a point of developing new artistic endeavors. My shop is growing in variety as I stretch and learn new art techniques and medias!"

Visit Melanie's website
Melanie's art blog
Melanie Pruitt's personal blog
You can't keep a good woman down, is what I think when I think of Melanie Pruitt. Be sure to check out her website and such.


Tins and Treasures said...

Melanie, your work is wonderful. I love your colors. Take care ~Natalie

Karen Faulkner said...

Thank you for the inspiring interview with Melanie! Her work is beautiful.

lolly-jolly said...

what a beautiful colors! such a wonderful paintings!

debbabcock said...

It was a pleasure to read about you, Melanie. Your work is gorgeous.

Yankeegirl said...

I've been a fan of Melanie the artist and Melanie the person ever since meeting her through our team on Etsy. What an inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Has Melanie ever made wall murals with those paintings? Would be interesting to see that. The bubbling brook also seems like a good stained window idea.


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