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michael melson - Biography

"I paint and draw images that move me and hope emotions will be stirred in the viewer's heart, walking away with a strong connection and lasting impression. Bringing into focus memories and moments and in turn causing reflection on a personal story are a goal I hope to achieve by isolating that particular point in time. My committment is to continue to grow and hone a body of work with a strong voice and message."


Michael received his BFA in graphic design from Middle Tennessee State University after completing a prior BS degree in education from Cumberland College in Kentucky. He also studied classical painting/drawing at Harris School of Art in Franklin, Tennessee. While completing his BFA he interviewed with Bill Barnes, former CBS records creative director in Nashville and was hired as a staff artist, working on music industry and corporate accounts. The passion shown in his work from an early age reveals itself through a delicate balance of line quality and sensitive details. Michael continued to hone and develop his passion by accepting numerous commissions through the years from individuals and corporate clients alike. His love for animals and people has always shown in his work, and surely continues as a dominate feature.  



Booth Artist Guild 2014 Members Exhibition, Borderlands Gallery Booth Western Art Museum

Honorable Mention, The Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts 2014

Honorable Mention, Georgia Art League "Small and Miniatures Exhibition" 2014

Honorable Mention, Georgia Art League "Western or Animals Exhibition" 2014

11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival And Symposium, Booth Western Art Museum 2013

Quinlan Visual Arts Center 66th Annual Members Exhibition 2013

Art In The Square, Gainesville, GA 2013

Award of Merit, Georgia Art League 'Go Figure' Exhibition 2013

Booth Artist Guild still life exhibit July 2013 

Award Of Excellence, The Georgia Art League, Late Spring Exhibition, 2013

"The Car Show" special exhibit at Quinlan Visual Arts Center Spring 2013

The Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts 2013

35th GALA Auction, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 2013

Painting Award Of Excellence, The Georgia Art League, Early Spring Exhibition, 2013

Quinlan Visual Arts Center 65th Annual Members Exhibition 2012

Honorable Mention, 2012 Art In The Square, Gainesville, GA

The Georgia Art League, Late Summer Exhibition, 2012

Honorable Mention, The Georgia Art League, Late Spring Exhibition, 2012

34th GALA Auction, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 2012

Sean Moore trompe l'oeil commission, 2009

Art commission, Austell Fire Department Station 2 dedication, 2003

Art commission, Austell Mayor and Mrs. Joe Jerkins as a gift to the city, 2001

Cultural Arts Council, Douglasville, GA two person show, 1997

Lockheed Martin, Marietta, GA, F-22 First Flight commissioned art to pilot, 1997

Georgia High School barrel racing champion commission, 1996

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

Numerous portrait commissions of people and animals



Exhibitions Chairman for the Georgia Art League 2014

Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, member

The Georgia Art League, Gainesville, GA, member

Booth Artist's Guild, Cartersville, GA, member

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA, member


michael melson - Biography
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