Pursuing a Passion – Realizing a Dream. Original art by local artists. Paintings, sculpture, blown glass, & more.


This very talented Florida artist has lived all over the world, and has therefore had the opportunity to study art at some of the world’s most prestigious art schools.

She studied fine arts at Ohio State University; Semester at Sea University of Pittsburg; Barriera Arte School in Valencia, Spain; and Galleria Arte Sarzana in La Specia, Italy.

Melissa paints primarily with acrylics, and is a signature artist with the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP). She won First Place in their 2011 show, and she took home the Harvard Jolly Architect Award at the 2012 ISAP show. Her work has been featured in the Sunshine Artist magazine with her painting, Sevilanas, appearing on the cover of the magazine.

Melissa continues to produce beautiful paintings at her art studio in the Five Deuces Garden Studios at 222 22nd Street