As a visual artist, Melissa in a constant state of creation, whether through painting, illustration or graphic design. Her work is characterized by clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined pencil drawings of people, places and things that intrigue her. She enjoys forcing these visual elements together within her clusters, thus creating a new whole. Ultimately, her work serves as a fragmented record of life on Earth, presenting assorted elements that make it such a fascinating, complex, absurd and cherished place.
Melissa is a California native and studied graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work has been shown throughout Sacramento as well as in San Francisco, New York City, Paris, Denver, and Portland.