Melissa McGill

In the artist’s own words: “Layering texture and color, wash and mark, paint and canvas evolve into something new. A fragment of a thought informed by the world around us. Reflecting the joy of movement, my process involves my whole body, large strokes of color poured or scraped across the canvas punctuated with graphic lines to guide the eye and balance the composition. I find inspiration in the natural world and often the writings of authors and poets I admire. I build up my paintings in a very organic way. Working primarily with acrylic paints allows me to work intuitively. Marks and movement are added with pastels, graphite and chalk.¬†After 15 years of interpreting other people’s ideas as a commercial illustrator, painting is a joyful interpretation of my life experience.”