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“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

December 2019 

Melanie M. Brannan
Nature. Nurture.

November 26 - December 30

A note from the artist............

Melanie lives in her paintings, moving around and getting lost in a serene place. With her creative talent, she captures emotions on canvas as her paintings evolve through her own personal perspective. Influenced by nature, light, clouds and reflections, she uses layers upon layers to create a great deal of depth and movement in her paintings. 

Colors and perception beautifully touch her work. Melanie paints with her heart as much as her brush. Her favorite style of art is Impressionism, with Cezanne and Van Gogh being her favorites. Melanie moved to fine art and teaching after a long, prolific career in graphic design owning her own firm for 30 years. 

The past four years she has been working on her current series, “Serenity.” Each piece is representational of her creative spirit. If you look carefully, you might experience and ethereal feeling of peace in the painting. 

Melanie expresses her trust in the healing power of nature in each painting in her Serenity series. The paintings create a quiet, secluded place for reflection. As does nature, the painting reveals more about itself _ and about its viewer _ as it is engaged. At the surface, the amazing interplay of color, of light and shadow begins to capture the imagination. Then, the forests and mountains, water and trees, clouds and sky begin to appear. Those, in turn, begin to evolve into a sense of peace, a sense of well-being, a sense of restoration that comes from contemplations and reflection in one of nature's special places. 

Melanie hopes that, as you open yourself to one of her paintings, you will find yourself inside it, being restored, being connected, being at peace with yourself. 

Upcoming Artists and Shows

Texas Jewish Arts Association &
Texas Sculpture Association
December 31- January 27

RISD Districtwide Arts K-12 Art Showcase
January 28 - February 24

Eisemann Edge Initiative
February 24 - March 30

City of Richardson
Cottonwood Emerging Artist
March 30 - April 27

Richardson Civic Arts Society RCAS
 April 28 - May 26

Michelle Noah
May 27 - June 29

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