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Triple Threat

SOLD Triple Threat
Pastel on Sandpaper
18 x 24 in.
Great Grannies

Great Grannies
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 in.
Des Colores

SOLD Des Colores
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 x 1 in.
Enlightened

Enlightened
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20 in.
A Hole in One

SOLD A Hole in One
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 in.
Lime, Cherry, Lemon

SOLD Lime, Cherry, Lemon
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8
Well Polished

Well Polished
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8
Lollies

SOLD Lollies
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 in.
Shake Down

SOLD Shake Down
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 in.
Ancient Heart

SOLD Ancient Heart
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8 in.
A Dynamite Napoleon

SOLD A Dynamite Napoleon
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8
Green Majolica

Green Majolica
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20
Spring Fever

SOLD Spring Fever
Pastel on Sandpaper
19 x 25 in.
A Three Piece Flute

SOLD A Three Piece Flute
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20 in.
Canning Season

Canning Season
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20 in.
Passion for Vino

Passion for Vino
Pastel on Paper
20 x 16 in.
Mon Petit Elephant

Mon Petit Elephant
Pastel on Sandpaper
10 x 10 in.
Paper Parade

Paper Parade
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20 in.
Egg Elegance

Egg Elegance
Pastel on Sandpaper
14 x 18 x 10
Individual Unity

Individual Unity
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20 in.
Cardamom Tea

Cardamom Tea
Pastel on Paper
20 x 16 in.
Cookie Cutters

Cookie Cutters
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 20
King, Queen, Knave

King, Queen, Knave
Pastel on Sandpaper
16 x 14 in.
Soldier of Fortune

Soldier of Fortune
Pastel on Sandpaper
20 x 16
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Biography:
 

BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in North Vancouver BC, Melanie has enjoyed a life-long passion for the arts. Her earliest artistic influence has been her father, whose flare for whim and fancy in the arts fed her soul and helped form this life-embracing artist. Much of her early artistic training was at the hand of her father and through local community art programs. She won her first award in the arts, participated in her first group show, and sold her first painting all before the age of ten. With this solid foundation Melanie has spent her most recent years returning to the art field, through intensive self- learning and honing of her skills. Her work quickly became recognized and she was welcomed on by several galleries and began to sell her work regularly.

Melanie has participated in many group and solo shows across the lower mainland and has received several awards. She has reached International status, as her work resides in New Zealand, Great Britain, Italy and in several private collections across the US and Canada. Melanie is a member of the Port Moody Arts Association and the North Vancouver Arts Council.

STATEMENT

My interest and focus as an artist lie in spotlighting the rich palette where human desire and life experience meet. Best described as contemporary realism, my work seeks to explore the emotional attachment we have to contemporary objects as simple vignettes of life. The objects portrayed in my still lifes readily become powerful catalysts to a world of memories and emotions that are deeply personal to the viewer. I strive to create bold visual images, rich in texture and colour with a strong emphasis on light and dark contrast, as I believe these elements also contribute to the emotional impact of the objects themselves. I often rely on tight cropping in order to sensationalize the subject in an effort to promote a greater connection between the object and the viewer.

My still life subjects delve into the world of food, candy, childhood games, antique objects, traditional holiday accoutrements and other objects that spark the desire of the heart and contribute to a richness and fullness of life.

My work spans the mediums of Soft Pastel, Acrylic and Oil and ranges in size from minuscule to large scale. This broad range in size and medium allows me greater freedom to explore the unlimited ways to trigger the human emotional connection through my art.

Associations:
 

North Vancouver Community Art's Council

Port Moody Art Association

Artist Circle

Shows:
 

Thoughts on Green- Group Show, Port Moody Art's Centre, April 8th - May 9th, Opening April 8th 6 -8 pm

Solo Show- Municipal Hall North Van, March 17th- May 5th 2010. Opening May 18th 355 West Queens Road.

From Dust Solo Show- Place des Art August 13th - Sept 5th 2009 Opening Reception - August 13th 7-9 pm

Awards:
 

NVCAC Art Rental Programme- honorable mention.

Garibaldi Art Club- viewer's choice Fall show 2007.

3rd Place in the Visions of Shakespeare Show- Eileen Fong co-op gallery 2006.

Instruction and Workshops:
 

Dianna Ponting's Pastel Workshop- Apr 06

Contact Information:
 gcossey@shaw.ca


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