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Artist Louise Mellon


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Biography


Artist's statement: Louise’s paintings and assemblages are typical of her personality and zest for everyday life: colorful, quirky, whimsical and illustrative of the way she chooses to view the world. Some of her paintings will make you smile, and others will introspectively ask you some hard questions. Many have a twist that will draw you back several times to uncover another hint or detail in a story. She particularly likes to paint unexpected slants on familiar subjects, and delights in a person’s recognition in seeing a common object as if for the first time. Join the fun, leave the real world behind for a few moments and enjoy the sensations of vivid color and lively expression. About Louise Mellon:
Louise comes from a family of professional artists and was encouraged and mentored by them from an early age. The request for a watercolor paint box was the ultimate bribe when she was ordered to sit still at age four for a photographic portrait. The formal portrait clearly shows the gleaming fifty cent piece she was rolling in her fingers that was for the purchase of a most cherished art prize.
She grew up painting, riding, and driving horses in Middleburg, Virginia, Mellon's keen visual sense led her to a career as a commercial photographer and artist. Her work has been seen branding numerous products and covers of prize lists, racing programs and publications. She was the president of her own public relations and advertising agency in Phoenix, AZ, flew airplanes, helicopters and aerobatics, has resided in several parts of the country, and has traveled the world studying fine art. She has served on several boards, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Collector's Committee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, the American Academy [...]

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