Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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


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Four Paintings SOLD! A New Collector Adds Personality and Style To Their Newly Decorated Home With Colourful Landscape and Abstract Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD!

Thank you to Deidre Gilbert, local interior designer for helping her clients find the perfect paintings to complete their newly designed estate home on Lake Mahogany in Calgary, Alberta.

Her clients initially fell in love with two of my paintings – a vibrant and bold, blue and green abstract painting for a feature wall

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“Surfacing” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

and a soft and sophisticated contemporary prairie landscape painting for their master bedroom.

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“Prairie Sky” – 24″x24″
Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I love the variety of texture and colour in this painting, as you can see in this close-up detail photo of the clouds and sky!

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They also commissioned another abstract painting in a contrasting red, orange and purple colour palette to hang beside the first.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The two large 36″ x 48″ paintings together make a stunning visual impact!

I love working with interior designers for this exact reason – they aren’t afraid to mix colours, textures and styles of art to make a bold visual statement.

This house is sophisticated and elegantly decorated in neutral greys and soft whites – but it is far from being drab and boring! Unique accessories and colourful contemporary artwork throughout the home add style and personality.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The main feature in this home is the open concept kitchen and dining room (you’ll have to take my word on this – it’s huge and stunning – grand elegance personified!)

The home owners wanted a large work of art to hang as a focal point in the open concept room. They chose to commission this custom landscape painting.

The beautiful thing about commissioning a work of art is that you are able to work closely with me to establish the perfect size of painting to suit your space, incorporate meaningful subjects (in this landscape, it was the Alberta prairies and Rocky Mountains), as well as fine tune the colour palette.

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting incorporates a variety of neutral grey tones while adding subtle touches of colour and texture throughout the sky, Rocky Mountains and prairie landscape.

They are still adding the finishing touches to the home decor but once the project is complete and professionally photographed, I will be sure to post photos of all four paintings in their newly designed home!

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Honoured To Be An Inspiration: My Tree Paintings Interpreted By 8-9 Year Old Students Half-way Around the World In Canterbury, England

This morning I received the most beautiful letter that made my heart soar!

I’ve had classes research my work and use my paintings as inspiration for various projects in the past but I just had to share this one! The sheer volume of work, attention to detail and the depth of exploration and experimentation with materials is phenomenal – AND these artists are only 8 and 9 years old!!!

Aren’t these kids amazing!?!

I also want to acknowledge and thank Miss Apps for choosing my work as an inspiration. (It’s not every day that I get chosen over Monet and Picasso!) Her students are very lucky to have such a dedicated teacher who is passionate about the arts and who encourages her students to express themselves creatively. That is the greatest gift! Cheers to you, Miss Apps!

A mixed media piece.

A mixed media piece.

A letter from Miss Apps:

“My name is Roxanne Apps and I am a primary school teacher in Canterbury, Kent (England) and I teach a class of 30 8-9 year olds. For the last 2 weeks we have had what we call ‘Arts Week’ in our school, where each class is required to pick an artist and base all of their work around that one artist for 2 weeks. 

Most classes pick a classic artist such as Monet or Picasso but this year I decided to choose a contemporary artist for a change. I browsed the internet with my class for a creative contemporary artist with a set ‘theme’ that could inspire our work. We stumbled upon your website and instantly fell in love with your paintings (in fact I have become a bit obsessed!). We immediately decided to choose you as our inspiration.

We quickly set about gathering ideas for how we could recreate and interpret your work in our own individual ways. We made oil pastel pictures with black backgrounds and chalk birch trees, we made finger painted leaves with newspaper trees and we also wrote poems about how the colours of the trees make us feel or what they remind us of. There were many other things but it is too much to list! Our favourite piece of all was our joint class canvas. We used thick paints and glue sticks to create the leaves and used masking tape to create the outline of the trees before we scraped card dipped in black paint across to create the effect of the bark on the birch trees. Each child had a go at adding on the layers of leaves and we think you will agree that the finished result looks pretty amazing! 

At the end of the 2 weeks all the children and teachers worked hard to display our work in an exhibition in the school hall. Parents and members of the public were welcomed to come and peruse our artwork and also to buy some of it. The exhibition is still going and all of the money raised will go to a local charity that supports young adults with Downs Syndrome. 

Hundreds of people have turned up over the last few days to look at our beautiful exhibition and many commented on how lovely the work turned out. People were especially intrigued to hear about your work and commented on how stunning your paintings were! It was a nice change from all of the classic artists which surrounded us in the school exhibition. My class’ work sold like hot cakes and I believe this is because they were so passionate about your work that this was reflected in their beautiful pictures. 

I hope you are pleased to know that you have inspired little people who live thousands of miles away (and their teacher!) with your absolutely gorgeous paintings! The class are aware that I am writing to you and would love to hear a comment back from you if you have the time. 

I have copied and pasted some pictures of our hard work and also of the exhibition to show you what you have inspired us to create! 

I hope you enjoy looking through them!

Yours,

Roxanne Apps (Miss Apps)
Teacher and English Coordinator
Wincheap Primary School
Canterbury, Kent”

Aspen and birch tree paintings by 8 & 9 year old students in Canterbury, Kent, England

Aspen and birch tree paintings by 8 & 9 year old students in Canterbury, Kent, England

My Response Letter To the Class:

Dear Miss Apps and the very creative and hard working students of Wincheap Primary School,

Thank you so much for choosing my paintings to inspire you during Art Week.

I am SO proud of all you!

The paintings you created are so beautiful and creative. I love how you used different materials to create variations of your tree paintings, each one is unique and in your own style. I especially loved reading the poems that you wrote to accompany your paintings, beautifully done.

You must have worked very hard to create all of those works of art and I commend you for it! Above all, I hope that you had fun while doing it!

Making art is not about being born with talent, it is about being happy while you create. It’s about being dedicated and passionate about what you create. It’s about making art even if others (or yourself!) tell you it’s not worth it or it’s not good enough. Not everyone has to like what you create. Do what makes you happy and share it with the world, you never know who might see what you create and be inspired by it! 😉 (Like a class full of young artists from halfway around the world!)

Whatever you do, don’t stop creating!

I heard that your art exhibition was a huge success, congratulations! If you have any paintings left for sale, I would love to purchase one for my studio.

I also love that you are donating all of the proceeds to charity. I am a big believer in giving back to your community and I donate artwork to various charity fundraisers throughout the year. It’s a wonderful way to use your passion for art to help others.

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful artwork and poetry with me. I can’t tell you how happy it made me.

I wish all the best and please keep in touch. I’d love to see what you create next!

Creatively yours,

Melissa McKinnon

Aspen and birch tree paintings by 8 & 9 year old students in Canterbury, Kent, England inspired by Melissa McKinnon

Aspen and birch tree paintings by 8 & 9 year old students in Canterbury, Kent, England inspired by Melissa McKinnon

Poetry inspired by their tree paintings.

Poetry inspired by their tree paintings.

The inspiration…

The inspiration…

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SOLD! On It’s Way To New York, NY “Spring Garden II” 12″x12″ Colourful Aspen and Birch Abstract Painting by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD!

Tomorrow this painting will be packaged with care and sent to it’s new home in New York, New York!

This painting is part of a new series of mini paintings, titled Spring Garden.

They are full of layered texture and the colours are so bright and cheerful, I can’t help but smile when I look at them.

“Spring Garden II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Spring Garden II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Available Now! – SPRING 2015 PAINTING COLLECTION – Contemporary Abstract Landscape Paintings By Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Here’s a sneak peak at some of my favourites from the new collection…
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SOLD “Fancy Flight” 48″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Longing” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Spring Garden II” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Right Where I Left Them” 60″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Beneath the Surface” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Busy Studio and a Sneak Peak at My 2015 Spring Collection!

 

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My Studio – A Sneak Peak at my new collection of paintings!

Although I have been quiet lately, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy!

For the past 4 months I’ve been spending most days (and nights!) hard at work in my studio creating my Spring 2015 Collection! Stay tuned for the official launch.

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

To learn more about the process of commissioning a painting with me, CLICK HERE or send me an EMAIL.

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Watch My Paintings Featured on The Marilyn Denis Show with Aly Velji Designs – The Best of Home Decor and Interior Design Products In Alberta

In case you missed it…

Here is the segment featuring my painting that aired last week on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV .

 Aly Velji did a fantastic job sharing his favourite artists and home decor products from his home Province of Alberta!

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Interior design guru, Aly Velji, on the Marilyn Denis Show

Here are the paintings that were featured on the show:

“Summer Came and Never Left” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Summer Came and Never Left” 48″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image)

and this brand new painting, fresh off the easel in 2015…

“Colour Fest” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Colour Fest” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

To purchase these paintings or to commission a custom work of art, please contact me directly.

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My unique painting technique focuses on combining bright colours, thick layered texture, and intricate patterns throughout each painting.

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

To learn more about the process of commissioning a painting with me, CLICK HERE or send me an EMAIL.

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Artist Melissa McKinnon with her newest painting in her aspen / birch tree collection. “Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas

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My Abstract Painting Featured in Bead Style Magazine – May 2015 – “A Colorful Painting Inspires A Wearable Work of Art”

Look for the May issue of Beadstyle Magazine – on stands April 7th!

My painting “Passion” is featured in the article “A Colorful Painting Inspires A Wearable Work of Art” – Page 57.

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Bead Style Magazine – May 2015 – Featuring “A Colorful Painting Inspires A Wearable Work of Art” – Page 57

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“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

 Jewelry artist Christine Smith saw my paintings online and felt inspired by the bright and vibrant colours of “Passion” 60″x60″. As a result she created this beautiful necklace inspired by the painting.

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Necklace designed by Christine Smith inspired by the painting titled, “Passion” by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

Follow the tutorial in the magazine article to learn how to make your own version of this necklace!

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Detail of the necklace designed by Christine Smith inspired by the painting titled, “Passion” by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Detail of the necklace designed by Christine Smith inspired by the painting titled, “Passion” by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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