I’m a dreamy sort of a girl, generally walking around with images swirling around in my head.  I’m drawn to architecture, be it a beautiful old building in Chicago or a beautiful old tree in the woods. Mostly I want to communicate the beauty I find in the natural world.  I believe that nature and people need each other.  My paintings are meant to lure you out there, get you to fall in love with nature, and learn what you can do to help protect it.  I dream of a world where people and nature both thrive.

Grainger Woods Workday

My work is available for purchase at http://melissabluefineart.com., or simply contact me here.  Thank you so much!

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Recently, Melanie and I watched the first part of the original Disney movie Fantasia. I was reminded by the colors of some of your paintings. It was a pleasant reminder.

  2. That’s nice Jim, thanks 🙂 I’ve always loved that movie, and the music.

  3. Hi Melissa, thank you for visiting my blog and the follow. That made me discover your blog and your beautiful art. I love the fairy tale atmosphere and color palet you use. I am all ready in love with nature but I look forward to see more your work and read more of your stories! warm greetings from Ohio, Johanna

    1. Thank you Johanna,

      I was so delighted to come across your blog. You’re light-hearted posts lift my spirit 🙂

  4. Have you ever used oil pastels? At


    I came across an artist who prefers that medium.

    1. Yes, Steve, I have and I adore them. It has been awhile, though. I tend not to think of them with canvas but maybe I should revisit that…

  5. I have enjoyed finding your blog! Terrific art, and terrific posts! ~Rita

    1. That is mutual, Rita! I love your work 🙂

  6. Hi Melissa, and thanks for the follow. I will do the same, I love your blog and your work. Pleased to meet you, Marina

    1. Hi Marina. It is so nice to meet you as well. I look forward to reading your posts.

  7. Hi Melissa. I love your reasons for creating art, hoping to share the beauty of nature and inspire people to protect her. That was my original reason to do photography. Thanks for following my blog.
    blessings, Brad

    1. Hi Brad. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. I’m so pleased to have found your wonderful blog!

      1. Thank you Melissa. to peace and beauty…

  8. Cheers to peace and beauty 🙂

  9. Hi Melissa, I have only delved into your wonderful world of light and colour and delicate detail but a short way, and what I have seen and experienced thus far is trully magical and beautiful. I will look forward to following you and your inspiring art, and journeying deeper into your magnificent world. Pete.

    1. Hi Pete, Thank you for your encouraging words 🙂
      I am so delighted to have found your blog, and am looking forward to following along on your journey as well. The minute I saw your work I knew I’d found a kindred spirit.

      1. You are welcome, Melissa 🙂 And thank you for your kind words. Keep up those creative vibes flowing.

  10. Hi Melissa. Thanks for following my blog. You have a lovely interesting blog.

    1. You’re welcome, lavendermoongirl. Your blog is a delight!

  11. Great ideal, thanks for the follow!

  12. I’ve had a wonderful browse through your gorgeous artwork Melissa. A viewer can get lost in these landscapes imbibing the colour and joy. I really liked the way you described a particular technique “I wanted to let the colors romp about and talk to each other …”

    1. You’re so kind~thank you!

  13. I stopped by to thank you for visiting my blog, but, managed to take a delightful stroll through many of your entries. What beautiful work you do.

    1. That is so kind! Thank you. I shall be enjoying your delightful site as well.

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