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"Shaws Blue Orchid" 16x20 Acrylic 200

"Tracey's Rose" 20x16 Acrylic 400

​*Owner/Operator of Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery

​*Recipient of the Uplift 40 Under 40 Creative Genius Award.

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Cool Art in a Cool Mill Town

Melanie Therrien

Owner/Operator Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery

My art studio is not far from where my grandparents worked, in the once bustling mills of Lewiston, Maine. My mom, used to walk right by the area where my studio now resides, which has lived many different lives such as a liquor store, a day care, and a medical billing office. I am the only painter in my family, but my family, just like Lewiston, is full of people whom possess ingenuity, creativity, and great work ethic. After working for 15 years, most evenings, in the service industry, and completing murals, illustrations and commission work most days, I opened Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery. I began offering art classes, art parties, and selling art supplies. The Illustration work, mural work and commissions continued, and since moving my studio to Canal St. in 2013, I’ve also found a passion for Public Art. I’ve enjoyed adding art to and around iconic and important places in my home town such as Simmone’s Hot Dogs, Webb’s Market, The Public Theatre, Mr. Drew and his animals too, Centreville Garage, the old 12 hour club, and Rainbow Bicycle. The art includes creative crosswalks, murals and painted fire hydrants. Most of the work was a labor of love, as an individual or with a group of artists, some were paid for by grants, one was paid for by a private citizen. All of them though, brought together community, and helped beautify the city and create a sense of place. I’m thankful I get to share my passion for art, in my hometown, and not only make a living with it, but a difference.

 

 

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Melanie Therrien

WickedIllustrations@gmail.com

Call us at: +1.2075763743

The Triple Goddess Series

"Madison's Flower" 16x20 Acrylic 400

​Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery