When Melissa was growing up you could always find her with pencil and paper in hand. Melissa has always loved drawing and creating, which led her to graduate from both Acadia University-with a degree in Studio Art, and The University of Calgary- with a degree in Education.
Coming from a Studio Arts background, painting was her first passion, always a curious creative soul, she was pulled toward – and continues to master – digital art and children’s book illustration.
Melissa works wherever she is, with whatever she has on hand, generally under the strict supervision of her very quirky Havanese puppy named Nash.
In her studio, you’ll find her knee-deep in paper, pencils, pens and paint, steaming cup of coffee not far off. The rest of the time, this true Canadian girl is volunteering, spending time with family and friends, or curled up in a giant sweater dreaming up beautiful things.