My name is Melissa. I am an artist, illustrator, crafter and graphic designer in greater Milwaukee, WI, USA. My interests and skills in these areas overlap. I create artwork, accessories and home decor for local shops, design pattern and illustration for use on online stores, and occasionally fulfill portrait commissions and teach.
I have long been interested in pattern and design. I began a graphite-pencil ‘doodle style’ years ago and have been pursuing a stylistic blend of representational and abstract somewhat involving that doodle style.
I use a variety of two-dimensional media including colored pencil, watercolor, ink pens, gouache, acrylic and occasionally pastel and collage.
My goal as an artist has been to explore my own style and to create artworks which appeal visually to others in terms of content, style, composition and emotion.
If you think my creative ideas and your needs may be a good fit please contact me today. I would enjoy talking with you!
Commission or collaboration inquiries also are welcome.
Stay in Touch
I am most often posting to Instagram, followed by Facebook and Twitter.
My accessories and artwork are available in local gift shops devoted to hand-crafted items.