Melodie Douglas is a contemporary realist artist working in both acrylic and pastel. She was born and raised in Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada and currently resides in Abbotsford BC, always a lover of the arts she seriously started embracing her artistic talents in 1995 when she was first introduced to decorative art. she co-owed a Painting Studio/retail store, where she taught various techniques related to decorative art. Melodie believes that to be an artist means to be a perpetual student and continues to study under other talented artists and teachers.
The creation of a painting is magical, watching it slowly come to life, the ebb and flow of placing colour, the brush moving across the canvas balancing each aspect until it becomes the vision I imagined. As I paint, memories often surface, of a time or place, it can bring back the feel of a gentle breeze on a summers day, or the scent of a fragrant rose, or even the sound of children laughing.
As a artist I am inspired by God's creation, natures beauty, the play of light, shadows, and reflections intrigue and challenge me.