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Sex Work is Work

Melissa Grace began pole danicng in 2018, and quickly became fascinated with all of the shapes and lines that can be formed between one's body and the pole. She is inpsired by dancers, strippers, and sex workers.  

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Inspired by Travels

As an avid traveler and painter, Melissa Grace brings a set of paints wherever she ravles. This selection of work has been painted en plein air or derived from photographs of the numerous countries and cities she has visited, including Greece, Mexico City, and the Amazon River Basin. 

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Land Formations

This impressionisitic watercolor and ink series has been inspired by land formations across the country. Each painting represents a specific state or national  or state park. Their colors are based both on reality and imaginatin. Seeking to explore new ground by freeing up her watercolor technique, she has created several pieces of work to showcase. 

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Abstract Rock Studies

Melissa Grace has observed tide pools and rcok formations all over the world, especially off the California coast. She collects rocks and shells,while photographing larger boulders and observing all forms of life. She has been inspired by such rock patterns and natural markings to create this selection of absract art.  

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Portraits

This selection of portraits includes those done from live models and photographys, as well as self-portraits. 

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Flowers

In this series, Melissa Grace aims to achieve striking color combinations while studying the anatomy of different kinds of flowers. She has always found the varying  forms and shapes of flowers cathartic to paint 

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Wood Paintings

This series is comprised of acrylic paintings on wood, protected with three layers of gloss varnish. Each painting is meticuloulsy hand-crafted on varying shapes and sizes of bassworod, birch, and collected driftwood.