“Spirit” calls to me.

A never-ending desire to discover color, form, texture, design . . .
to seek the essence of soul itself in the things of earth…
soil, trees, rocks, sky, and us...

Such humble tools . . . paint, fabric, pencils, paper
and yet unlimited potential exists.

So many wonderful things to make!
I am remembering how to see…
myself.

 

Biography

Melissa Reed was born in Hollywood, Florida. As a child, the spirit of the land and sea and the power of tropical color and form was the initial inspiration that awakened a life-long desire to discover, as an artist, the “essence of things."

When her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina Melissa continued the search for her means of artistic expression. Though she briefly studied at Parsons School of Design in New York City, Melissa always maintained a strong belief that her path as an artist must be about self discovery. Through never-ending experimentation with paint, fabric, and any tool that helps bring an idea to life, she continues her journey.

After living nine years in Hawaii, she moved back to North Carolina, then moved on to Jersey City, NJ, the Hudson Valley, NY and back to Hawaii. She has participated in numerous juried group and solo shows in New York City, Hawaii, and North Carolina. Her works are in private collections across the globe.


Contact

Contact the artist for more information about purchasing the work seen on these pages or for information about additional artwork. Inquiries about commissioned work also welcome.

Please note: Sculptural elements are not clearly evident in photos for works on canvas. Professional slides available upon request. Serious inquiries only.

Melissa Reed
Hilo, HI

aloha@mreedartworks.com

 

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