Leaving her roots in sunny Alberta, Melissa packed up all of her favourite art supplies in search of creative adventures on Canada's east coast. In 2005, she graduated with her Degree in Fine Arts at the esteemed NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In 2012, Nova Scotia Art Bank purchased Melissa's work for its public working collection. Melissa's paintings can be found in private collections of respected actors, musicians, writers and art appreciators internationally.
Melissa produces works packed with promise and hope, engaging the viewer physically, as well as emotionally. The thick brush strokes afford the canvasses a sense of depth and honesty as Melissa is always in process of exploring this subject matter.
She lives with her husband and little boy in Halifax, and spends any free time she can find, affectionately, with her pencils and paints.