Paint and Palette with Melanie Morris

Text by Linda Wright

With paint and a palette knife in hand artist Melanie Morris celebrates nature on canvas.

Melanie Morris can remember painting outside as early as age 3. Her mother sat her in front of a tree and asked her to paint what she saw. But it was after graduating college with a degree in communications and working in pharmaceutical sales, that she started painting in earnest. Melanie explains, “I took a painting class at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I had an incredible professor, Carolyn Parker, who introduced me to so many new artists and techniques.”