Thanks for visiting my website. I am a realist painter in Seattle where I studied for four years under Juliette Aristides. I am inspired by the Old Masters, 19th century Naturalism, and the incredible work done by contemporary realists. In my own work I try to combine the emotional realism of portraiture with the narrative power of landscapes and still life objects.

You can see more of my work and process on Instagram @melissamesserart and read about my experience training in and emerging from a classical atelier on my blog melissamesserart.blog

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