Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu, oil on canvas 44" x 46"
A few examples from a body of work created in the 1990s; NYC studio. 40" x 60", graphite on paper. This was created in my Yoga/Studio in NYC and helped me to heal from trauma.
The paintings in this series are 16" x 16" and are oil on linen; they were created in Gstaad after U.G. Krishnamurti's death in 2007.
National Academy Press, NYC . A five year scholarship
Shakti, Monoprint #9 20" x 26", two plates 12" x 17"
Integration #10, 16" x 16"
The spiral representing the movement of energy and life lies at the heart of the feminine imagery with color and light. Painting connects me to my higher self & spirit, transforming my state of consciousness and allowing me to offer something pure on the terrestrial realm. The artwork helps raise one's vibration when they are viewed.
Melissa has received Pleissner Fellowship, a Nancy O'Malley Fellowship, a Ricky Fingerhut Fellowship, and a Ralph Fabri Fellowship award. She has also received the renowned Pollock-Krasner grant.
Spencertown Academy Arts 7th Annual Members' Show in Spencertown NY. Exhibiting mandala.
Art School of Columbia County Faculty Show. Two mandalas on view.
The Dig, Millerton, NY "Integration" 12 oils on canvas
Union Arts Center in Sparkill, NY Chakras The Path of Transformation (solo show)
Art School of Columbia County, Ghent, NY Migration, Movement, Memory & ARTalks discussion
Continuum Movement Arts; Participating in Evolution at Omega Institute, July
Way Back Gallery in Troy, NY (solo show)
Affirmation Arts in New York City, NY (solo show)
Continuum Movement Arts in New York City, NY
Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY - "The Spell of Beyond Knowing" (solo show)