Although Melissa’s painting journey only began in 2003, she has always been involved in the arts.
Her passion for wildlife and the environment began as a child, living in Warrandyte on a property adjoining parkland and the Yarra river. It was there that she spent many hours appreciating the beauty of nature.
Her inspiration begins with her eye for detail. Patterns, line, shape, tone and colours found in nature are featured strongly in her artwork composition.
Melissa has formal training in Airbrush technique which enables her to use acrylic to create fine details and realistic textures that capture the true essence of her subjects.
At the Wildlife Art Society Exhibition in 2004 she achieved a bronze medal for “On the Watch”. This was Melissa’s first time entering professionally in any exhibition. Melissa is an active member of the Wildlife Art Society, becoming a council member in 2005, then later in the year taking on the position of secretary. A keen environmentalist, she is a supporter of many conservation and preservation groups.
Art of nature is “to magnify the beauty of creation through art… stir an emotional response…stimulate personal environmental awareness and develop a passion to preserve this awesome planet.”
For more on Melissa Reoch see www.melissareoch.com