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Melisses Adventures

Melisses Adventures

It’s hard to describe the magic of Melisses. A step on the island of Andros feels like going back in time, to some place wild and free. The ‘En Plein Air’ retreat gathered participants from all over the globe, learning from each other from the start, and laughing to the point of tears by the end of the week. Alongside the sea and under this under the sun we spent the week focused on REST + PLAY. We reminded each of other of the way our creativity is born from playing with colors and shape, resting and engaging with our...

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Al Fresco – Coming Soon

Al Fresco – Coming Soon

When exploring the ‘Al Fresco’ subject for the third year, I wondered what would make this year different. I found myself especially drawn to the Mediterranean aesthetic after our trip to Greece last summer. The curved architecture, terraces plunging into the sea, and bright sun washing over dining tables were scenes I wanted to depict so the viewers might feel their warmth. I loosened up my beginning strokes by using one large brush to fill in with one color for light and one for shadow. Then, I went back into each one with details. I learned that the patterned tablecloths...

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The Charleston Garden Lookbook

The Charleston Garden Lookbook

You can view the available paintings from 'The Charleston Garden' series here and prints here.

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Garden Tour with Garden Tom

Garden Tour with Garden Tom

If you live in the Low Country, are on Instagram, and are even remotely interested in plants, you've probably come across Thomas Berolzheimer (aka, Garden Tom).  Three years ago, he discovered this passion and quickly went from novice planter to grower extraordinaire. His thirst for learning has resulted in the immaculate, expansive garden that he has today. And he shares that learned knowledge on his site for fellow gardeners to glean from or "grow-a-long".   Three Things I learned from Tom: 1. Thomas is pushing for a 10% mulch goal— so only 10% of his garden beds will be mulch. To keep the beds...

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The Charleston Garden - Coming Soon

The Charleston Garden - Coming Soon

I am thrilled to announce my upcoming spring collection, 'The Charleston Garden.' The first collection will be acrylic paintings on panel and release on April 7 at 10am EST. The next week, April 14 at 10am EST my floral works on paper will be release.    The series comes from my deep love of getting lost in the streets of Charleston and all the secret gardens you find. Every spring we roll through the waves of blooms, first camellias, then azaleas, then finally as summer rounds the bend, jasmine!        I hope you've enjoy a sneak peak of my sketchbook...

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