Hey, i'm melissa,

I received my Bachelors of Arts in fine art and art education from University of Maryland, College Park. I then taught art in Maryland public schools for several years. I currently reside in the greater Washington DC area (DMV), where I am a programs director & art instructor for a educational & cultural enrichment center and an independent design professional who focuses on fine art, branding, and visual storytelling. I experiment with affordable materials to develop my own artistic style. In addition to creating from the recesses of my own mind, I like to bring other people's visions to reality through commissioned pieces, collaborative works, and education.  I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 to 90 on a variety of creative and professional endeavors.