Melissa McKinnon: Artist

Melissa McKinnon is a Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist living and painting in Calgary, AB.

Happy New Year and a look ahead to 2013!


Happy New Year 2013!

I can’t tell you enough how much I have enjoyed these past few weeks. I think it may have been our best Christmas ever. My husband, who has been working long hours, had two full weeks off to spend with our girls and me. This meant lots of quality family time as well as a ton of extra time for me to paint (best gift ever!) while my husband spent time bonding with the girls.

2012 was a year of many dreams come true for me, I have never felt so passionate, motivated and blissful. I feel blessed and truly grateful to be able to do what I love and make art every day. I am looking forward to the New Year, new paintings and new dreams to be had!

I have BIG plans for 2013 including:

New paintings – Several new additions to my Aspen / Birch Tree painting series are ready to be blogged about this month!
New products – Check back in the next few weeks for the launch of my new line of photographic prints on metallic paper. They are visually stunning and really are a must see!
Art shows – I am currently selecting venues to show my work. If you have any suggestions for venues or galleries that you think would be a good fit for me, please let me know – leave me a comment below this post or send me an email.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of winter and a new year than with a new color palette! Here is a sneak peak close-up of what is currently on my easel… unexpected and fresh, I adore these colors!

Sneak peak close-up of my newest Aspen/Birch tree painting.

Sneak peak close-up of my newest Aspen/Birch tree painting.

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Author: Melissa Mckinnon Artist

I am a Canadian contemporary landscape artist. I love to paint large scale acrylic paintings with vibrant color and thick texture. To see my work, visit my website and blog at:

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year and a look ahead to 2013!

  1. So beautiful!! I love these colors, amazing as always!!

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