I have added a second painting to my ETSY store- you can visit it at melissabluefineart.etsy.com (I think- please forgive me if I have that wrong. I find all these URLs somewhat confusing so bear with me as I learn.) You can also find my work at http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com. As always, I am tremendously grateful to be represented by the Leigh Gallery on Halsted, in Chicago. Please visit- you won’t be disappointed.
As I write this, thunder is rolling. My thoughts go out to all the people have suffered loss in these waves of storms.
I selected this image because it speaks to me of the abundance of nature- may it heal us as we work to heal it.
The plant community here is complex, with the balance always shifting. Our lives are like that, I think.
As a child growing up along the Pacific coast, I developed a deep love for the natural world. When my family moved me to the midwest, I wasn’t sure how to relate to my new world. Slowly, my love for things like frogs and turtles merged with my love of color. I learned to use acrylic paint to create vibrant landscape paintings in response to what I see and feel when I’m out in the field.