A love of color is a driving force behind Melissa Gannon’s art—first in watercolor then acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and oil.
Melissa enjoys painting nature. Her inspiration comes from travel, hiking, and exploring her local area. She finds that observations made in plein air painting enhance her studio work.
Along with creating art, Melissa shares her skills and knowledge through classes and workshops. She began teaching in 2001 and finds that it enhances her work as she strives to find challenging material for the fast-growing skills of her students.
2001 – AAS, Graphic Design – Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1993 – AA, Liberal Arts – Eastern Arizona College, AZ