Mel Williamson’s work is about honesty and elevating the humble and everyday. She loves the tactile and slippery nature of oil paint and often works in an “alla prima” method on smooth surface to reveal her bravura brushwork.
Beginning with very loose shapes, she allows her subjects to emerge gradually, almost as if sculptured. She is most interested in capturing the emotion held within the figure; the truth expressed thru unconscious gesture. Philosophically, her paintings are limited in detail so as to invite the viewer to participate in the seeing.
“When I paint I want to be as a poet, not an accountant.” – Stapleton Kearns
Mel Williamson was born in 1975 and raised on a small island off the west coast of Canada, where she still lives. She is thankful to be deeply affected by art and intends to continue to absorb and share her love of it. Her passion for the medium of oil paint is now extended in teaching others how fun, easy (and minimally toxic) it can be to work with.
Mel is currently represented by three galleries in Canada.
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For Emerging Artists
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
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- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
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