Melissa Jan Hays' Profile

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Please meet Melissa Jan Hopkins Hays:

"I was born in North Carolina and raised in TeXaS.
I met my sweetheart while attending Wayland Baptist University.
After marriage in the Fall of 1977, I transferred to Fort Hays State University where I later graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education and a minor in Art.
I have taught school for over 18 years.
I am currently honored to be teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies for Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK.

My husband, Neill Brent, has been my biggest fan for over thirty years.
We have been blessed with four children: Chance, Charity, Cherish and Choyce. Thus the store name: 'fourch'…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 9
  • Joined July 8, 2009

Favorite materials

Watercolor, Ink, Pencil, Acrylics

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    Melissa's Artistic Gifts and Gallery

About

Please meet Melissa Jan Hopkins Hays:

"I was born in North Carolina and raised in TeXaS.
I met my sweetheart while attending Wayland Baptist University.
After marriage in the Fall of 1977, I transferred to Fort Hays State University where I later graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education and a minor in Art.
I have taught school for over 18 years.
I am currently honored to be teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies for Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK.

My husband, Neill Brent, has been my biggest fan for over thirty years.
We have been blessed with four children: Chance, Charity, Cherish and Choyce. Thus the store name: 'fourch'.

I have loved being a mom and now I have the honor of being a grandma.
They are all very talented in the fine arts.

The watercolor name art began when my son was a toddler and I was a stay at home mom. I would spread large rolls of newsprint on a glass top table and hand him a paint brush while I too painted at my desk. I found that my watercolors were easy to get out and put away. A dear friend of ours (an artist as well) gave my son a beautiful and creative watercolor painting of his name as a gift. Due to her inspiration, I developed my own creative ideas and launched. You can see many of the works I have shared with others in this shop.

The same son that watched me paint as a toddler, is now a professional artist as well! He graduated with his Masters in Fine Art in May 2011 from West Texas A&M University. You may view some of his art at: www.chancehays.com

The wedding thumbprint trees began after searching for a unique gift for a friend's wedding in 2011.

Thank you for taking the time to browse and read just a short snippet of how our story began.

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