Piece description from the artist
Icy pastels mixed with bright colors. Bright and happy collage created with handpainted oil paper.
Melanie Biehle is an American artist who paints what places feel like. Her abstract paintings are inspired by the adventure and emotions of travel. She explores shapes, patterns, and color palettes inspired by Louisiana landscapes, Pacific Northwest mountains and forests, the coasts of California and Italy, New York City architecture, and Seattle city skylines. The artist studied abstract painting and composition at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and lists artists Richard Diebenkorn, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell as major inspirations. Melanie was born in rural Louisiana and has spent most of her adult life on the West Coast. She currently lives and paints by a lake near Seattle with her husband, son, dog, and cat. No matter where her journeys take her, Louisiana, the Pacific Northwest, and Southern California will always live inside her.