artfullyamuse

whimsical musings

Portland, Oregon · 83 Sales

artfullyamuse

whimsical musings

Portland, Oregon 83 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Original works and archival prints by mixed-media artist, Melinda Santora. Art inspired by whimsical musings on nature, place, cats and the feminine spirit

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2018

Original works and archival prints by mixed-media artist, Melinda Santora. Art inspired by whimsical musings on nature, place, cats and the feminine spirit

Melinda Santora

Contact shop owner

Melinda Santora

View all 28 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(9)
Krissi Leto

Krissi Leto on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These are so cute and unique! Thank you!

Bonnie

Bonnie on Dec 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love my prints very nice quality and talented artist!

Bonnie

Bonnie on Dec 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wow looks even better in person! Very professionally packaged and came quickly. Excited to find frames!

frapgirl

frapgirl on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are so cute! Love them! Ordered a custom size for each and Melinda was so easy to work with. They came with the cutest hand drawn thank you card. Would not hesitate to purchase from again!

View all 9 reviews

About

Whimsical musings inspired by nature and the feminine spirit

I am an artist, a daydreamer, a lover of nature and creating art has always been my passion. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and I have a strong attachment to this enchanting part of the world. I have been showing my original paintings in and around Oregon and Washington State for the past few years. I have participated in solo shows, group shows and art and craft fairs.

I first started my etsy shop to sell prints of my originals. I wanted to make my art more accessible and visable to the surrounding universe. I occasionally create smaller original paintings and put them up for sale in my shop

My original work is primarily done with acrylic paint, but often i find using collected and found objects adds to the overall essence and composition of some pieces. A lot of these objects are found on hikes or walks around the lovely Pacific Northwest.

I have a strong affinity towards vivid colors and organic textures. Most of my work consists of a juxtaposition of feminine figurative subjects and natural settings. My aim is to establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe...whether it be the soft red light of a cheek or the incandescence of a fallen seed pod. I want to bring the observer into curious introspection, to see what has always existed around them, viewed in a new light.

Shop members

  • Melinda Santora

    Owner, Creator

    I am a native to The Pacific Northwest, and a self-taught contemporary artist. I work primarily with acrylic and mixed media to combine vivid colors and organic textures in my paintings.

Shop policies