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Melissa Cain is an artist living in Avon, Indiana. She studied Graphic Design at International Business College in Indianapolis. After working in Graphic Design for 12 years she decided to pursue her true passion – painting. She has been painting professionally now for five years. She teaches acrylic painting lessons and enjoys mixed media and abstracts when she isn’t teaching. Classes are held in her home as well as at Michael’s in Avon.
Diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009, Melissa
I paint realism in acrylics. I teach acrylic painting classes so most of my acrylic paintings were created in a classroom setting, me as the instructor, or as a commision job.
When I’m not teaching a class and I create “just for me” I love doing abstracts and impressionism. Most of my works are textured. I enjoy using various texture mediums but I mostly enjoy using every day items as texture. I’ve used various papers, shredded plastic, cork, fabric, and countless other items just to see what it looks like with paint thrown on it.
My process is to not have much of a plan. Sometimes I begin a project because I am inspired by an item that I want to use. Or maybe it’s a certain color pattern I’m thinking of at the moment. Either way, when I feel it’s time to create, I will go with this one little idea and not plan anything else, just go to it. At times I feel as though I’m not even the one in control, like my mind or something higher has taken over and my hands are just going with the flow. Amazing things happen when you just free yourself and let it all out.
Smaller works $20-40 (8×10, 11×14)
Medium works $50-100 (16×20, 18×24)
Larger works $100 & up (24×24 & up)
Classes $20-$50 each
International Business College – Graphic Design
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