Type your paragraph here.
Melanie painting the truck
in Minot (L) with Kate Cargile.
"Tracey's Rose" 20x16 Acrylic 400
*Owner/Operator of Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery
*Recipient of the Uplift 40 Under 40 Creative Genius Award.
*VP of the Union of Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter and member of the Event Committee
*Downtown Lewiston Art District
*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 in 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.
The Triple Goddess Series
"Shaws Blue Orchid" 16x20 Acrylic 200
"Madison's Flower" 16x20 Acrylic 400