Getting To Know ADO’s Featured Artist, Melissa McGill, 6/26/18
Q: How long have you been painting?
A: I’ve been painting for the past 3 years. Before that I worked as a commercial collage illustrator.
Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?
A: Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg
Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?
A: I cannot point to a specific moment. I’ve always made art, and it’s always brought me joy.
Q: Why painting rather than another medium?
A: I love color, painting gives me an expedient expression of any idea or mood I try to communicate.
Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?
A: Acrylic paint, pastel, graphite, oil sticks and raw canvas and paper
Q: Why kind of art do you own or show in your house or do you only have your own work displayed?
A: I have art from artist friends and a lot of my son’s art. Random assemblages of bits found on travels and photograph memories.
Q: Do you have a message in your work?
A: Overall I hope my work inspires others and makes a connection.