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Melissa Jean
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Melissa Jean - Backlit Shore
 
Melissa Jean - Let's Take a Dip
 
Melissa Jean - Daydreaming in the Pines
 
Melissa Jean - Gazing Through
 
Melissa Jean - Autumn Birches
 
Melissa Jean - From the Sandbar With Love, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - Moving Reflections on the Sandbar, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - The Sandbar and  Beyond, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - Glimpses #2
 
Melissa Jean - Falling For You
 
Melissa Jean - Sunset Country, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - A Winter Walk
 
Melissa Jean - November Glory
 
Melissa Jean - Let's Go There
 
Melissa Jean - Gowland Harbour, B.C.
 
Melissa Jean - Outcrop LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - Rocky Shore Raindrops #3
 
Melissa Jean - Pining For You
 
Melissa Jean - Look Up, Look Up
 
Melissa Jean - Blue Skies Above
 
Melissa Jean - Deep Within
 
Melissa Jean - Light Through Forest
 
Melissa Jean - 37 Reasons To Stay
 
Melissa Jean - Stopping To Look Up
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Elm
 
Melissa Jean - Illuminate My Soul
 
Melissa Jean - October Canopy
 
Melissa Jean - Let It Snow
 
Melissa Jean - Toes In The Sand, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - The Magic Hour #7
 
Melissa Jean - Glimpses #3
 
Melissa Jean - Birch Lace
 
Melissa Jean - Blue Sky Autumn Canopy
 
Melissa Jean - Just Before The Rain
 
Melissa Jean - The Magic Hour #2
 
Melissa Jean - The Seattle Dentist
 
Melissa Jean - Near Rogers Island, LOTW
 
Melissa Jean - Overlapping Raindrops
 
Melissa Jean - Rocky Shore Raindrops #4
 
Melissa Jean - Raindrops On River Rocks #7
 
Melissa Jean - Glimpses
 
Melissa Jean - Red Light
 
Melissa Jean - The Magic Hour
 
Melissa Jean - Awaiting Spring
 
Melissa Jean - Things Are Looking Up
 
Melissa Jean - Early Snow
 
Melissa Jean - Honeymoon Island
 
Melissa Jean - Seeing Red
 
Melissa Jean - Winnipeg Elm 2
 
Melissa Jean - Naked Birches
 
Melissa Jean - Maple Canopy
 
Melissa Jean - Green Buds and Frog Songs
 
Melissa Jean - Together We Stand
 
Melissa Jean - Birches (Diptych)
 
Melissa Jean - In the Woodlands
 
Melissa Jean - Norman Pattern
 
Melissa Jean - Shadows in the Snow
 
Melissa Jean - Rocks and Raindrops
 
Melissa Jean - A Change of Season
 
Melissa Jean - Subtle But Strong
 
Melissa Jean - Sticks and Stones
 
Melissa Jean - My Kenora Maple
 
Melissa Jean - Do You See What I See?
 
Melissa Jean - Treetops
 
Melissa Jean - Sundance Through Water
 
Melissa Jean - Following The Creek
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Window
 
Melissa Jean - I look Up to You
 
Melissa Jean - We're In This Together
 
Melissa Jean - The Last Few Days
 
Melissa Jean - Respect Your Elders
 
Melissa Jean - There's No Place Quite Like It
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Pattern (2)
 
Melissa Jean - Seeing Green for the First Time
 
Melissa Jean - Scotty's Beach, Lake of the Woods
 
Melissa Jean - Islet, Lake of the Woods
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Pattern (1)
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Pattern (4)
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Pattern (3)
 
Melissa Jean - Windy Pine
 
Melissa Jean - Fall Rhapsody
 
Melissa Jean - Run Away With Me
 
Melissa Jean - Sundance in Water (7)
 
Melissa Jean - Raindrops on River Rocks (3)
 
Melissa Jean - Enter To WIN - Leaning Tree At Crowe's Island, Lake of the Woods
 
Melissa Jean - Sundance In Water (1)
 
Melissa Jean - Just Around The Corner
 
Melissa Jean - Maple Veil
 
Melissa Jean - Refreshing Wave
 

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Canadian artist, Melissa Jean, currently paints out of her Kenora, Ontario studio, as well as “en plein air” on and around Lake of the Woods and other parts of Canada. From her sketches, and memory, she paints on a larger scale with either acrylic or oil on canvas. Through her unique perspectives, she strives to capture the spirit and energy of the images she paints.

Growing up in mid and western Canada, Melissa’s childhood was filled with movement, and adventure. As a young adult, she traveled extensively throughout the world and across Canada, always painting what she saw. A few years after starting a family, Melissa settled in Kenora where she also embarked on her journey in becoming a professional artist.

“An explosion of inspiration took over, and the appreciation of the Canadian landscape and images I kept close to my heart over the years, poured out onto canvas.

I have an irresistible and unstoppable urge to create, that grows stronger with each new day. I smile at the brush strokes that have become my own, like a friend who has suddenly become an old friend. We travel together and explore the hidden treasures of nature. Living around the Lake of the Woods, I spend a lot of time around water. Sometimes I can't help but stare and be taken in by the movement and the reflections. I spend a lot of time watching and carefully observing things that really catch my eye. I look at everything like it's the first time, and my last chance. And that's where I begin a painting...from an open-minded spirit of amazement, and simple feeling of gratitude. I am humbled by the silent strength of trees, moved by the motion of water, and empowered by the expansive sky. I have a fierce determination to let the emotion come through, in each painting, to share these experiences with others and to unveil tiny moments of magic. There is a human connection in each original piece of art. It is my hope that my paintings bring a good energy into your space and a new perspective on nature."


Following her dream, Melissa Jean has become a fast emerging professional artist. She continues to amaze us with her unique perspective and an inquisitive eye, revealing abstract beauty and details in nature that others may take for granted.


For more about Melissa Jean, click the links below...

Galleries West Magazine, Spring 2012 - Melissa Jean: Collector's Pick "9 Artists to Collect Right Now"

Canadian Interviews Publishing - How Abstract Nature Is: An Interview with Melissa Jean"

Woodlands Gallery Presents Melissa Jean Studio Visit 2012: A short video we made at Melissa's studio of her talking about the process and inspiration behind the paintings for her Fall 2012 solo show."