Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

Alberta Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon Exhibits at The Art Gallery of Calgary in Support of artRISE 2013 and EAR Elephant Artist Relief

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Last night my painting, “High Water” was sold at the artRISE exhibition and fundraiser at The Art Gallery of Calgary. The exhibition featured an auction of a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and mixed media art by some of Calgary’s most sought after contemporary artists. All funds raised from this event will go directly to EAR Elephant Artists Relief in support of the 2013 Calgary Flood Relief efforts.

“High Water” 20″x20″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“High Water” 20×20 Original Acrylic River Landscape Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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artRISE 2013 at The Art Gallery of Calgary

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Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon at artRISE 2013 with her painting, “High Water”

My painting of the Bow River, “High Water”, was created specifically for this event and was inspired by the floods that devastated much of Calgary and Southern Alberta in June 2013. As a born and raised Calgarian, it was heart breaking to experience the devastation of the flooding that overtook our beautiful city. I witnessed the flood first hand and I was awestruck by the erosion of boundaries between water and land and that is what I aimed to express in this painting.

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Me and my newest collector!
“High Water” 20×20 Original Acrylic Landscape Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

Of the 75 works of art available, only 25 were purchased last night. Thank you to my newest collectors for selecting my painting to add to their personal collection. It was wonderful to spend some time getting to know Kristi-Lee and her husband. They drove all the way from Lethbridge in a blizzard just so they could support artRISE and our local art community. My painting “High Water” will be the second original work of art in their collection.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the remaining works of art, they will be available HERE  until December 20th through the Art Gallery of Calgary.

The study for “High Water” is now available for purchase. This is a smaller version of the painting above with a slightly different colour palette.

“High Water Study” 12″x12″ $280

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“High Water – Study” 12×12 Original Acrylic River Landscape Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

To see more of my paintings available for purchase, please visit my PAINTING GALLERY.

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Author: Melissa Mckinnon Artist

I am a Canadian artist and mother of two beautiful, spirited and loving girls, living and working in Calgary, Alberta. I love to paint large scale acrylic paintings with vibrant color and thick texture. To see my work, visit my website and blog at: www.melissamckinnon.wordpress.com

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