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The work Melissa produces wrestles between darkness and beauty. Melissa works figuratively, symbolically, coupled with design and expressionism to produce lands of fleshy allegories. Born in New Bern, NC February 10, 1977. She grew up in Virginia among artists, activists, and thespians. A Virginia native, she spent most of her youth traveling back and forth across the country and working under mentor painter Greg Wallace. She has displayed works at numerous galleries, charity events, while soaking in the many cultures of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. An alumni of San Francisco Art Institute, she studied painting and sculpture, while submerging in North Beach’s underground poetic family. For 14 years Tenney has sold hundreds of paintings through gallery shows, charities, and collectors. She currently resides in the Washington DC Metro area where she continues to paint vibrant, yet alluring works, uniquely bearing glimpses…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 10
  • Joined January 23, 2012

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Wood, Paint, Canvas, acrylic, charcoal, pen, pencil, pastels, Other randomness

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The work Melissa produces wrestles between darkness and beauty. Melissa works figuratively, symbolically, coupled with design and expressionism to produce lands of fleshy allegories. Born in New Bern, NC February 10, 1977. She grew up in Virginia among artists, activists, and thespians. A Virginia native, she spent most of her youth traveling back and forth across the country and working under mentor painter Greg Wallace. She has displayed works at numerous galleries, charity events, while soaking in the many cultures of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. An alumni of San Francisco Art Institute, she studied painting and sculpture, while submerging in North Beach’s underground poetic family. For 14 years Tenney has sold hundreds of paintings through gallery shows, charities, and collectors. She currently resides in the Washington DC Metro area where she continues to paint vibrant, yet alluring works, uniquely bearing glimpses into a fleshy tunnel of sexuality and dreams.

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