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2019 Artists

MELISSA MONROE

Melissa Monroe

My artwork is an emotional display, vulnerable for anyone to see. Figures showing their authentic selves to find themselves, behind their outward appearance they hide; look closely and your reflection may appear.

I am inspired by human expression, exploring the masks people put on to be who they are. I spend time seeing live music and playing music; this is when I feel the most inspired to create. I am constantly trying to capture these expressions and lay them down in paint on a flat surface. Chasing after that movement and human connection seen in people. This moves my art, and I know when a piece is finished when I can see this true expression in my work.

My paintings always start without a plan or a sketch. Instead I start by building color and layering marks until inspired to pull a figure out of the mess. Without a preconceived outcome of expectation I am able to paint in a way that constantly pushes my work forward.

 


Acrylic
Community: NE Portland
Studio Number: 32
(503) 484-6970 | melissamonroeart@gmail.com
Website: www.melissamonroeart.com/
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