MelissaMcGillArt

Art For The Modern Home

Las Vegas, Nevada | 0 Sales

MelissaMcGillArt

Art For The Modern Home

Las Vegas, Nevada 0 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Melissa

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Melissa

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About My Practice

I've been working as a mixed media artist for over 20 years. I used to create primarily commercial art for clients like the NBA, Sony, Adobe and more. A few years ago I was able to transition to painting full time and I'm so grateful to have this life.

My home and studio are based in Las Vegas, Nevada. I work primarily with water based mediums in both large and small scales. Working intuitively, my goal is to create graphic works that are bold and expressive. Where the process is evident and revealed through gestural brushstrokes and luscious dripping color. My work is influenced by my background in graphic design and the natural world around me.

These are personal landscapes on raw canvas and paper, influenced by the sedimentary formations of The Great Basin and the marks left behind by a millennia of water which is no longer there. The painting process mimics nature through pouring, scraping and mark making. Acrylic medium washes stain the canvas, creating depth as the layers build. Informed by a passion for color, and influenced by the Arroyo's of the desert, the rivers and creeks of The Pacific Northwest.

Reflecting the joy of movement, my process involves my whole body, large strokes of colour poured or scraped across the canvas punctuated with graphic lines to guide the eye and balance the composition. Paintings are built in a very organic way. Working primarily with acrylic paints allows the work to develop intuitively. Marks and movement are added with pastels, graphite and spray paint.

If you'd like to get a first look at my new paintings as they go into my shop, go to my website melissamcgill.com and subscribe to my mailing list.

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  • Melissa

    Owner

    McGill, whose home and studio are based in Las Vegas, Nevada, works primarily with water based mediums in both large and small scales. Her studio assistant, Dallas, makes sure she gets exercise and plays frisbee.

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  • Printful

    Los Angeles, CA

    Archival printing

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