Lexi with an art student at an Art Walk art party, summer 2015.
Owner/Operator Melanie Therrien
Recipient of the Uplift 40 Under 40 Award - Creative Genius
Melanie is a member of the Union Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter (UMVA)
as well as the UMVA event Committee
LA Metropolitan Chamber Commerce
LA Art Walk Steering Committee
LA Holiday Planning Committee
Public Art Initiative Group
Wicked Illustrations is part of the Downtown Lewiston Art District
Melanie received 6 years of art instruction with Mercedes 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 Adventures," a series of children's books first published as the, "Cape Cod Witch," series. In 2008 she co founded Captive Elements Art House where she also 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 with a common theme of flowing organic designs.
Kate Cargile - Kate is an Art Teacher at Lewiston Middle School and is deeply involved in the art community. She helps put on our annual student show, helps run our summer art camps, is a member of the Union of Maine Visual Artists LA chapter, LA Art Walk Steering Committee and is a member of The Hive Artist Co-op.
Lexi Tremblay - Lexi is an Art Party Leader as well as our Saturday morning Art Teacher. Lexi, a former art student at Wicked is studying psychology at St. Joseph's College of Maine and graduated from St. Dominic Academy.
Michelle Ouellette - Sales Associate, Art Class Sub
Amanda Ouellette - Art Assistant
Cory Tancrede - Art Party Leader, Art Class Sub
Thelma Binette - Melanie's Mom :) Free Help!
Tiffany Manson - Melanie's Sister :) Free Help!
L-R Laurie Bourossa, Amanda Ouellette, Melanie Therrien, Michelle Ouellette, Thelma Binette, Tiffany Manson, Bryce Cloutier.
Not Pictured- Lexi Tremblay, Cory Tancrede, Kate Cargile.
Together Everyone Achieves More.