artist of the month

Melissa Stanley

Over the past few years, I have developed a passion for painting black and white acrylic portraits. My ability to personalize an image is what makes my paintings unique. I am able to develop a piece that portrays the subject not only as you SEE them but also as you KNOW them.

As my paintings began to draw attention, people began to request that I paint portraits of their family, friends, pets, etc. With much practice, I am proud to say that I have mastered the technique of capturing both the physical form & the character traits of the subject in my paintings.

I grew up in West Chester, PA, studied art at UVM in Burlington, VT & Florence, Italy, lived in Lake Tahoe, CA, and I now reside in Malvern, PA. My pieces have been displayed in the West Chester & Philadelphia Starbucks, Chester County Art Association exhibitions, Anu Fitness, the Exton Mall, Burlap and Bean, the Philadelphia Folk Festival & the Eagle View Town Center.