The "Terra Firma" series

This series is characterized by an aesthetic of soothing neutral tones and timeless texture with hints of modern sensibility. These textured abstract paintings are inspired by old world pottery, one of the oldest human handicrafts that is both utilitarian and ceremonial. Allow them to ground you to the present but draw you in with its nod to ancient worlds. Melissa shaped the texture with her hands and finished with the refined chaos of a rag and paint brush.