Meet Melissa Fink
I am a painter living in Western New York, creating in my home studio in our old 1870s farmhouse. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, value deep conversation, and feel alive when I have a brush in my hand. Most days you can find me doing life with my husband Jesse and with our three children (ages 5, 3, 4 months).
From a young age I have loved creating but never imagined becoming a painter. It wasn’t until 2013, when I was gifted Jeanne Oliver’s first ever course, Creatively Made, that something was awakened within me. From that day forth, the trajectory of my journey was changed. I have not stopped painting since 2013 and now could not imagine my life without it.
I am often reminded that in spite of all that can go wrong in the world, some things can go so right. Nature is evidence of this reality – that beauty can emerge from barren places and broken things can be made new. This is why I paint and why nature deeply inspires me. My work is an invitation to see beauty in the unfolding moments of life, to offer a glimpse of hope and joy.
In this course you will learn how to use various tools and mediums to build translucent layers. We will also cover techniques such as lino printing, hand stitching, and mark making within our projects. I would love to introduce you to the dance of watercolors and acrylic paint as they join together to create unique and beautiful effects. The techniques you will learn here will translate beyond this course and influence the work you continue to create long after you complete this course.