Melanie LaRocque's Profile

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“ShayGon is my creative outlet. My Amphitheatre for sharing culture, history, observations and feelings – usually in my typically polite yet honest way. My ethos is simple: to tell a story, one canvas at a time…”

I am a self-taught artist-designer by night, gleaning inspiration from my British-Caribbean roots. My diasporic lifestyle provides the narratives for my creations where routine can appear exotic and the exotic the stuff of dreams.

I use traditional art and craft skills mixed with basic modern technology. The results, I hope are pieces that spark a conversation, bring out a sigh or simply makes the viewer smile. Since I’m a sucker for second chances, so many of my designs incorporate recycled or upcycled materials.

My goal for ShayGon is to share the cadence of life th…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 19
  • Joined March 19, 2008

Favorite materials

Canvas, Linen, Muslin, Sinamay, Cotton, Paper, Wire, Beads, Crystals, Acrylic, Oil, Pen

About

“ShayGon is my creative outlet. My Amphitheatre for sharing culture, history, observations and feelings – usually in my typically polite yet honest way. My ethos is simple: to tell a story, one canvas at a time…”

I am a self-taught artist-designer by night, gleaning inspiration from my British-Caribbean roots. My diasporic lifestyle provides the narratives for my creations where routine can appear exotic and the exotic the stuff of dreams.

I use traditional art and craft skills mixed with basic modern technology. The results, I hope are pieces that spark a conversation, bring out a sigh or simply makes the viewer smile. Since I’m a sucker for second chances, so many of my designs incorporate recycled or upcycled materials.

My goal for ShayGon is to share the cadence of life through the uniqueness of handmade… because it’s the Ups and Downs and beautiful imperfections of life that make us all living testimonies.

Melanie LaRocque
Artist-Designer-Maker

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