Creating beauty and order out of chaos, I find it endlessly challenging and fulfilling to start with randomness and then follow it to see where it leads me. Chance happenings are both catalyst and guide. Alternating between calculated drawing and gestural mark-making; focused exploration and spontaneous experimentation; thoughtful color placement and impulsive splashes of paint, I explore the balance between extremes. These paintings, a record of that dialogue, meld my innate need to create with a desire to evoke a visceral response in the viewer.


Wild At Heart, 22″x30″, watercolor on paper


Bombshell, 58″x52″, acrylic and pastel on canvas


Drama Queen, 72″x52″, acrylic on canvas

Melissa Mason

  • Speciality: acrylic, pastel