International resin, oil, water-media, and digital artist. Growing up between two worlds, she was shaped by country living in the South, and sunny days spent at the beach in Southern California. The ocean captivated her heart, inspiring the name fiery for deep blue. Her love of the water is expressed in her ocean inspired resin paintings on wood panels. It is the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air” that guides Melissa’s artistic expression. Although innately artistic, Melissa began formal training in 2014 at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is currently represented by Off The Walls Studio Gallery in LA (film, print, media industry), Starlight Art Consultancy in San Diego, INDIEWALLS in Brooklyn, NY, Five3 Gallery, in Laguna Beach, CA. Melissa’s work was featured in the July, 2019 issue of VoyageLA Magazine, Orange County’s Hidden Gems: Local Creatives You Should Know Series and will appear in a second feature later in 2020. Her work has been published in Arkansas Life Magazine 2016 and was featured in the Special 48th Anniversary edition of Southwest Art Magazine May, 2019. Melissa is also represented by international online galleries, Artsy, 1stdibs, Gallery 104, Saatchi Art, and Singulart. She is a member of the Laguna Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach, CA. All of her designs can be found on Wescover’s international platform for interior designers.