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Artist Melanie Christon


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Biography


Melanie Christon attended Rhode Island School Of Design where she studied glass blowing with Dale Chihuly.
She became a stained-glass artist and moved to New York City, commissions include The Other End and Le Figaro Cafe.  She studied painting at The School of Visual Arts and The City University of New York, earning a BA degree and graduating with highest honors.
Melanie studied with several abstract painters of the New York School, her most influential teacher was Patricia Passlof, a student of Willem de Kooning. 
 
 She relocated to New England and began painting en plein air;  studying with David Curtis and Caleb Stone in Massachusetts, and Stan Moeller in York, Maine.
Melanie was given a solo show in 2006 at Small Works Gallery, Haverhill, MA, and in 2008 she was awarded the popular vote at the Thatcher Island Show, Rockport, MA.  A painting was purchased in 2012 by The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA to be part of their permanent collection.
 
She has won awards and exhibited at events including Beacon Hill Art Walk in Boston, The Danforth Museum, Essex Art Wet Paint, Newburyport Friends for Peace, and The Crane Estate.
Melanie has been represented by numerous galleries including Small Works Gallery, Haverhill, MA;  Ferry Wharf Gallery, Newburyport, MA;  Bodin Historic Photo and Fine Art, Gloucester, MA and Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, MA.
She is a member of New Hampshire Plein Air Artists,  The Newburyport Art Association, The Andover Artists Guild, International Plein Air Painters, and Plein Air Painters.
 
She paints in The Catskills, New Hampshire and Maine, and in the summer paints primarily along the coast from Newburyport to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
 
 Website:  MelanieChriston.com

 
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