A Workshop on Saturday, January 26, from 9am-3pm
2203 Lakeview Terrace, Burlington, NC 27215
You are cordially invited to “Course Corrections, New Work by Melissa Walker”. The opening reception is on Thursday, March 8 from 6-9pm at the Point of View Gallery in Burlington, NC. The exhibit runs from March 1-April 30.
Visit http://pointofviewgallery.com for more information.
Melissa Walker will be one of two featured artists at the Clayton Center Gallery in Clayton, NC with new acrylic and collage paintings during the month of July. Join her on Thursday, July 7, from 6-7:30pm for the reception.
Join Melissa Walker in Burlington, NC for 8 days of artistic fun, on July 11-14 and July 18-21. She will be teaching techniques to improve your drawing and painting skills, visual journals, altered books and ATC’s. For more information, email her at email@example.com.
Melissa Walker will be offering two, 2 hour workshops at the Center for Visual Artists on Saturday, February 5, and again at the Hickory Mountain Weavery on Saturday, February 26.
The first is “Creating Dramatic Abstract Compositions Using Black and White Collages,” from 9:30-11:30 am. The second is “Using Black and White Collage Studies to Create Exciting Abstract Paintings,” from 1-3pm.
A love of horses first spurred Melissa’s early interest in drawing. Today she can most often be found creating abstract mixed media collages or painting landscapes in watercolor or pastel. She has recently become interested in creating visual journals, altered books and Artist Trading Cards in addition to her painting.
Melissa is a National Board Certified art educator with over 19 years experience teaching elementary, middle, high school and adult students. She received a BS degree in Art Education from East Carolina University and a MA degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She has continued to study painting with well known artists and instructors Robert Burridge, Bob Rankin, Joe Deguilio, Sterling Edwards, and Jack Shields. Melissa is a member of the Pastel Association of North Carolina and the North Carolina Watercolor Association as well as a long time member of the North Carolina Art Education Association. She recently had 3 artist journal pages published in the book, “1000 Artist Journal Pages,”, by Dawn DeVries Sokol.
Melissa teaches art at Randleman High School in Randleman, NC and has also offered numerous art workshops to artists and teachers alike. Her students have won numerous awards and she has inspired many to pursue an art career of their own.
Melissa’s work is influenced by abstract expressionism and incorporates many mixed media elements. She loves the intuitive experimentation and discovery involved in creating abstract art. The interaction of colors and shapes on a surface, the tension between lights and darks, the blended edge versus the hard line have long fascinated her. Building layers with collage, and adding gestural lines, as well as journaling and stamping are just some of the techniques she currently incorporates into her art.
Melissa lives in Seagrove, NC with her husband of 33 years, Ed Walker. Ed is an artist himself and owns Carolina Bronze Sculpture, a fine art bronze casting foundry.
click on the thumbnail pictures below to see the full painting
“Sometimes You Just Have To Jump,” an exhibition of new artwork by PSNC member, Melissa Walker, will be at the Sarah Smith Self Gallery, Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC from February 3-28, 2009.
The reception for the artist is on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 5:30-7:30pm.
For driving directions call (336) 629-0399 or visit www.randolphartsguild.com.
Addren Doss presentation / demo
To me, aspen trees are beautiful no matter what the season. I love how the silvery bark reflects the light and the interesting textures and colors found on them. Let me take you for a walk in one of the many aspen groves I discovered this past summer in Wyoming. I’ll start with a monochromatic under painting in three values and build on top of that. I’ll show you how I work from a number of references including plein air pieces, photos, thumbnails, and small color studies to create the larger studio piece.
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