Meet the Artist
My name is Mélanie and I am so glad you are here :)
The best way to connect is through the love of fine art and for me in particular, it is through abstract or nonobjective intuitive art.
I am a local artist in the greater Vancouver area who pours my heart and soul onto the canvas everyday. Not only for my own healing, but I hope it does the same for others when they experience my work.
Vincent Van Gogh says it best when he says,
"Art is to console those who are broken by life." - Vincent Van Gogh
I am a new artist and discovered my calling through hardship. After of a few years struggling in a typical 9-5 job, I couldn't shake the feeling that I knew I was meant for more. But...never wanted to venture out of the safety net of my regular job to pursue anything further or take any risks that might jeopardize our financial needs. After all, we had five children to take care of.
This went on for a few years until one day a seriously awful encounter happened which forced me into some of the darkest days I'd ever endured; falling quite heavy into depression to the point I literally was paralyzed, helpless and unable to perform daily tasks, for myself or my family.
After weeks and weeks of this awful, dark state, through the coaxing of my councillor, I was encouraged to pick up my paintbrush for some therapy.
That was when hope started to flood my lungs and I was able to breathe again.
An incredible and vibrant world opened up to me with vivid colours, flowing medium, and expressive markings. All allowing me to start the healing process.
Particularly drawn to the freedom of abstract and intuitive art, I allowed myself to express the raw and unfiltered emotions weighing me down, and let them break forth into pure joy on the canvas. It was truly remarkable and unlike anything I'd experienced before.
Literally, God started to bring beauty from the ashes I found myself in and transformed them into a painting. Day after day I would continue to cling to this hope and soon, my therapy turned into my passion.
Not only do I create with oil mediums on canvas, I also am an author writing YA, Middle Grade, and Children’s 12th century adventure books that breathe life into the fairytales you know and love while saturating the pages with God’s unchanging hope. Despite the challenges of being dyslexic, my trilogy-in-progress is shortlisted for the “In The Beginning Award” and earned runner up in the Word Guild Awards Ceremony.
As mentioned above, I have five beautiful children which keep me on my toes and reside in British Columbia, Canada amid piled cups of tea and organic living.