melissa peck paintings

posted by the scholar on October 2nd, 2008
filed under: art, artists, paintings

Beloved readers, may I present to you this filled-to-the-brim-with-beauty collection of paintings from Utah artist Melissa Peck? I am really enjoying it. There is something about the people and the places they are in that appeals to me so strongly. At first glance it feels like haunted vision of humanity, tempered with soft notes. Something Victorian feeling, something inviting, and also somewhat plaintive. I am intrigued by the serious expressions of the subjects, which are offset by the carefully placed punches of high energy color. It’s mysterious, and yes indeedy, I am enjoying it a lot.

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I also love the use of little bits of paper Melissa incorporates into her work from the homework and correspondence of her daughters.

See much more at Melissa’s website and roll along on her painting odyssey on her very intimate feeling blog. You can also see select works in person at Bonner David and Coda galleries in Scottsdale and Park City, respectively.


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5 Responses to “melissa peck paintings”

  1. Melissa Peck Says:

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. I cannot tell you how nice it is to simply know you are not alone in what often feels like a peculiar life. It was fun to click on your blog and find some of my work. I love your description of what you see in my art.
    Keep reading and sharing your feedback, I love it!

  2. Lauren K Says:

    Her work is just lovely. It reminds me a bit of the illustrations for The Decemberists album The Crane Wife.

  3. Suana Says:

    Such delicate details and dreamy atmosphere. Beautiful!

  4. maryam in marrakech Says:

    Absolutely incredible and fantastic!!!

  5. the scholar Says:

    hi everybody,

    glad to hear you are enjoying it too!

    melissa – you are very welcome. i love your work and am so happy to have found it!

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