Melanie painting the truck
in Minot with Kate Cragile.
*Owner/Operator of Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery
*Recipient of the Uplift 40 Under 40 Creative Genius Award.
*Member of Union of Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter and
*Downtown Lewiston Art District
*LA Art Walk Steering Committee
*Museum LA Exhibition Committee
*Public Art Initiative Group
*LA Metroplitan Chamber of Commerce
Melanie received 6 years of art instruction with Mercede Gastonguay and went to CMCC. She has been painting murals and commissions for over 20 years. Wicked Illustrations was created 2007 when Melanie began illustrating the award winning ElsBeth Series of Children's books by J Bean Palmer. In 2008 she co-founded Captive Elements Art House where she gave art lessons. In 2010 Wicked Illustrations became a Studio and Gallery and in 2014 a retail section was added to offer art supplies.
Melanie enjoys working in all media, but her primary medium is acrylic. She is inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, the Surrealist Movement, Art Nouveau and artist Dahlov Ipcar. Her work focuses on the mystery, beauty and power of nature.