Melissa Harris

Artist Statement
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“I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. If enough time passes where I have been taken away from my work I become grouchy and anxious to get back to it. I find my inspiration in nature, travel, personal relationships, and dreams. Whatever my subject matter is, I like it to have a certain “edge”. This may be purely compositional and/or it could be emotional. I like to think that a key word for my work, whatever format it takes could be “depth”; depth of space and depth of emotion.

My interests change and I need to be deeply connected to what I am working on. This pertains to mediums and sizes as well. Some days I am drawn to oils, other days when I have less energy I will work in watercolor. I love the freedom of moving from one to another with music as a constant inspiration.

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