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Melissa Jean - Premium Artist

I paint because I am filled with an irresistible and unstoppable urge to create.


  • Raindrop Symphony by Melissa Jean, oil on canvas<br>36 x 60 inches

    Raindrop Symphony
    oil on canvas
    36 x 60 inches

  • Sunny Morning on the North Shore by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>24 x 48 inches

    Sunny Morning on the North Shore
    acrylic on canvas
    24 x 48 inches

  • Raindrop Pattern by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>36 x 36 inches

    Raindrop Pattern
    acrylic on canvas
    36 x 36 inches

  • In the Thick of It by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>18 x 36 inches

    In the Thick of It
    acrylic on canvas
    18 x 36 inches


The majority of my artwork reflects the area that I spend most of my time in, which is the Lake of the Woods area, around Kenora, Ontario. I am also drawn to paint what I see in my travels, such as the redwood forest and parts of the West Coast. I paint plein air, as well as larger works, in my studio. When I have an idea, I generally sketch it out and use that as a guideline for my painting.

Equally important are the images that stop me in my tracks, simple yet complicated, strong yet fragile, something calling me out of it all. Something inside me is trying to answer, in my own rusty ways, in whatever I can do, to appreciate, to speak back, and to be grateful. I use brush strokes full of intention, and energy, my main goal to capture the spirit of what I see so the energy of a place can travel through the canvas and into the viewer's space. There is a human connection in an original piece of art, it is a thoughtful thing.

May '13


  • Fall Rhapsody by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>24 x 48 inches

    Fall Rhapsody
    acrylic on canvas
    24 x 48 inches

  • Run Away With Me by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>36 x 48 inches

    Run Away With Me
    acrylic on canvas
    36 x 48 inches

  • Just Around the Corner by Melissa Jean, acrylic on canvas<br>10 x 12 inches

    Just Around the Corner
    acrylic on canvas
    10 x 12 inches

  • Sundance Through Water by Melissa Jean, oil on canvas<br>48 x 48 feet

    Sundance Through Water
    oil on canvas
    48 x 48 feet



Last modified: September 21, 2014 | Copyright 2014 Robert Genn, All Rights Reserved