Detail, detail, detail.
‘I think the definition of the role of the artist is ever burgeoning, in this day and age, we’re entertainers, we’re political activists, whereas back in the good olde days we were just artists. I definitely regard myself as an entertainer. But as opposed to that quick hit and run sort of impact, I want connection with my audience. I tend to do that with detail… if I can make someone intrigued, and come closer, and yet closer, wondering, ‘wow, how did she do that?,’ then my role as a visual entertainer is fulfilled. There’s nothing more enriching or satisfying […] than creating something you love.’

My upbringing has been integral in the development of my style- my heritage traverses the globe, touching down in places as diverse as China and Ireland. I’ve also travelled to China and Japan and this has influenced the employment of space and flowing line in my works.

Additionally my grandparents were very arty, and Dad was and still is, a website designer and professional photographer, so that must be the graphics influence!

As a child I loved drawing wacky pictures of birds and nature that surrounded my Australian home, but realised the fascination that pain-staking detail had on on me as I grew older, experimenting with oil, pastel and watercolour media in the development of my own distinctive style.

In the words of Henry Ward Beecher:

‘Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.’

Feel free to contact me for any inquiries:
melissa@twin-falls.com

And friend me at:

www.twitter.com/melyanstr
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_Although I’m much more active on my Facebook, it’s more of a social page rather than workbased, but feel free to friend me there too! _

  • Joined: December 2009

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Walking about in the rain

It’s been a sublime weekend…full of walking about in the rain Austen protagonist-style and fairly good photography :D. It all started when I spotted a scarlet honeyeater in the geisha girl plant… which is VERY (read= crazily) prolific around our deck.. so the colours were very pretty indeed- vivid greens and scarlet and purple. Anyway, I set out to try and capture some photograp…
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