Melinda Byrd's Profile
Hi, I am Melinda Byrd. I grew up in Concord, Massachusetts where I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a variety of teachers who stimulated my interest in playing with art. I learned a lot about art, nature, and rya rug-making from my very creative and artistic Swedish grandfather.
I studied biology in college which led me to a career in the park system (Colorado State Parks and Nature Centers in Maryland) Even though I worked in environmental interpretation and nature study, I always kept my sketchbook close by. Sketching “essence of life and movement” fills dozens of my sketchbooks.
When I "peter principled" in my profession, I decided to quit to pursue my other passion: ART. For nearly ten years, I became skilled and creative in many forms of art you see here in my etsy shop…
- Joined February 18, 2008