Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

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It’s LIVE! Visit my new website and online art gallery

My new website is LIVE!!!

{Happy dance}

www.melissamckinnonart.com

Shop original paintings and fine art prints on canvas by contemporary artist Melissa McKinnon new website

I’m head over heels excited to share my new website with you. As you know, I’ve spent the last several months dreaming, designing, writing and fine tuning every aspect of my new online home. It’s one of the biggest projects I’ve ever accomplished (did I mention, I’m not a tech-y type person?!) But with the help of several incredible people who shared their wisdom and talents with me, I’m proud to announce that my new website and online gallery is *LIVE* and ready for visitors.

Head over to the new and improved www.melissamckinnonart.com and see what all the fuss is about.

I invite you to learn about me and the story of how I became and artist, the inspiration behind my original paintings, and even how to start your own art collection.

Also, be sure to check out the Fine Art Prints page to see my brand new collection of prints on canvas and the Prints With Purpose page to read about the inspiration to use my *art for good* and donate proceeds from the sale of each and every print to a special charity I’m deeply passionate about.

Thank you. It’s because of your support that allows me to live my childhood dream of making beautiful, uplifting art each and every single day and gives me the ability to give back to our community and make life better for those who need it most. ❤️

P.S. As a thank you for supporting my art, right now I’m offering FREE shipping within North America on all Melissa McKinnon Fine Art Prints.

Creatively,

Melissa
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Painting LIVE in Banff, Alberta – A Prairie Inspired Landscape Painting With Colourful Cloudy Sky After a Storm

Painting LIVE in Banff!
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on this gorgeous landscape painting commissioned by a national medical research company. I finished the painting live on stage at the Banff Springs Hotel at one of Canada’s largest medical conferences – an extraordinary experience!

‘From Darkness Into Light’
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36″x24″

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The finished painting ‘From Darkness Into Light’ 36″x24″

Our intent was to convey the feelings of a person transitioning from the darkness of disease into health and light. The inspiration was a beautiful prairie landscape featuring a big cloudy sky. You can see the dark, tumultuous storm clouds on the left and how they begin to transition into glowing sun lit clouds.

Although the painting “From darkness into Light” has been purchased by the medical company who hired me, it became a study for a larger painting which I created afterward in my studio.

‘After the Storm’
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48″x30″

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‘After the Storm’ 48″x30″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2900

The billowing clouds and soft light give this painting a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere. The impasto brush strokes capture the feeling of movement and light felt when you are outdoors in the fresh air after a summer storm.

At the time of writing, “After the Storm’ is currently available for purchase.

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Saje Natural Wellness + Melissa McKinnon Contemporary Art

As some of you may already know, I’ve spent the last several months working with one of my favourite Canadian companies, Saje Natural Wellness.Saje natural wellness, wellness products, organic products, essential oils, oil diffusers, nebulizer, nature art, organic essential oils, do terra oils,

Earlier this year Saje invited me to collaborate with them on an incredible creative project. Using my artwork, we would create a series of limited edition nebulizers that would be for sale in all Saje stores across the country. Our goal would be to raise $20,000 from the proceeds of the project and donate it to an Alberta arts based charity. Since I’m already a huge believer in giving back to my community, I knew this partnership would be a perfect fit.Saje natural wellness, wellness products, organic products, essential oils, oil diffusers, nebulizer, nature art, organic essential oils, do terra oils,Landscape Painting, sky painting art, cloudy sky, cloud painting art, sea, seascape,Seascape paintings, ocean,ocean art, ocean sea painting, beach, beaches, beach art, Ocean paintings, beach paintings, sky paintings, paintings of clouds, sunset paintings, sunrise paintings, sky, clouds, cloudy sky, blue skies, sunset, sunrise, art,abstract landscape art; abstract landscape painting; prairie painting; prairies; Canadian Prairies; prairie fields; oil painting, acrylic painting, beautiful landscape, western art; western painting; Contemporary Art, Wall art, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, Calgary artist; Canadian artist; American art, american artist, Canadian art,Melissa McKinnon, Alberta Landscape Painter; Contemporary Artist; Alberta Landscape Painting; Calgary paintings, Calgary Fine Art; Calgary; Alberta; Canada; Calgary art gallery, Alberta artist, Alberta painting, custom painting; commission painting, commission artist, abstract art, abstract artist, modern art, acrylic Paintings, oil paintings, Abstract paintings, paintings with texture, abstract art, wall art, wall decor, contemporary landscape painting, contemporary landscape artist, Contemporary painting, colourful painting, paintings for sale, Decor, Interior design ideas, interior design inspiration, Calgary interior designer, interior design Calgary, Home, design, decor inspiration, interior styling, modern home, style, interiors, modern decor, home inspiration, interior decorating, Art In The Home, Nature lover, nature, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, art, landscape paintings; lake; river; water;

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Saje commissioned five paintings in total. {See below} We chose a theme of sea and sky, rooted in the natural elements of water and air which are essential to the nebulizer. {The diffusion process turns liquid essential oil and water and diffuses it into the air we breathe.}

I created five full paintings ranging in size from 20”x20” up to 36”x36”. From here we cropped the images to pick and choose which areas of colour and texture we wanted to highlight. Here are some of the final products:

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As beautiful as they appear here, we eventually ran into technical difficulties during the manufacturing process. We soon discovered that the unique dip-dye printing process they use to adhere the image to the round nebulizers, wouldn’t allow the vibrant colours and the thick texture of my paint strokes to show up accurately.Colourful Ocean Sky Cloud Sunset Beach painting by Canadian Contemporary Landscape Artist Painter Melissa McKinnon, fine art, sea, seascape, Seascape paintings, ocean,ocean art, beach, beaches, beach art, Ocean paintings, beach paintings, sky paintings, paintings of clouds, sunset paintings, sunrise paintings, sky, clouds, sunset, sunrise, sunset art sunrise, cloudy skies, blue skies, beach photography, ocean photography, art, paintings, Contemporary Art, Landscape Painting, Wall art, interior design, design inspiration, home decor, interior designer, paintings for sale, colourful art, Decor, Interior design ideas, interior design inspiration, Calgary interior designer, interior design Calgary, Home, design, decor inspiration, interior styling, modern home, style, interiors, modern decor, home inspiration, interior decorating, Art In The Home, art, wall art, wall decor, modern art,Calgary artist, Canadian artist, Alberta Landscape Painter, Contemporary Alberta Artist, Alberta Landscape Painting, Calgary paintings, Calgary Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Canadian Rocky Mountains, mountain art, mountain paintings, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, sky, prairies, mountain, mountains, lake, river, water, ocean, beach, playa, clouds, original paintings, landscape paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, abstract paintings, abstract landscapes, national geographic landscapes, modern art, contemporary landscape art, nature art, fine art, art, art gallery,contemporary landscape painting, Melissa Mckinnon, Big paintings, large paintings, impasto, thick paint, paintings with texture, palette knife painting, landscape painting commission, Painting Commission, Commission artist painter, custom art, custom painting, Aspen fine art, red art painting, aqua art painting, teal art painting, turquoise art painting, yellow art painting, green art painting, black and white art painting, fuchsia art painting, orange art painting, blue art painting, bright colors, bright painting, colourful painting, colourful, paintings for sale, home decor trends, art gallery, 

After months of work and dozens… and dozens of attempts later we are now looking into the possibility of using water colour images instead. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on our progress!

In the meantime, these five beautiful paintings are varnished and ready to go to new homes.

To purchase a painting from the SAJE Collection ORDER HERE

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“New Horizons” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2600

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“Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Sky Gazing” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Carried Away” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $1200

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“Kiss the Sky” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $2600

To purchase a painting from the SAJE Collection ORDER HERE

Worldwide shipping is available.

To view my current collection of paintings visit the GALLERY

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5th Wedding Anniversary: Wood | A Deserving Wife and Mom Receives a Very Special and Unique Fifth Wedding Anniversary Gift!

Celebrating a 5th Wedding Anniversary: A Unique Gift Idea That Won’t Ever Be Forgotten

Meet Mark and Aynsley.

They’ve been married for five incredible years.

Mark, being the thoughtful and caring husband that he is, wanted to make their 5th Wedding Anniversary spectacular. Mark came up with the genius idea to surprise her with an original painting from my aspen and birch tree collection – the traditional gift for a fifth wedding anniversary is wood after all!

He chose this work of art, “Canadian Autumn 11” a colourful fall aspen tree painting full of vibrant colourful leaves and thick impasto texture. My favourite part of this painting is the little peek of green and gold hidden beneath the peeling tree bark.

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SOLD “Canadian Autumn 11″ 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate one of life’s incredible milestones with great people like Aynsley and Mark. It’s an honour to paint for people who love and enjoy my paintings as much as I did creating them. Thank you for including me on your 5th Wedding Anniversary!

Here’s what the happy couple had to say:

“Let me tell you, pictures do not do it justice; it’s beautiful! My wife will love it. Thanks again, 

-Mark.”

Nothing compares to the feeling I got on Saturday morning when I read this message that Aynsley posted on social media:

“OMG OMG OMG!! Mark just surprised me with a Melissa McKinnon painting for our anniversary! Holy! Words can not describe the simultaneous shock and joy I felt when he gave it to me. I LOVE her work and have been wanting one for so long. It’s already  a part of our home!
‪#‎beaming‬‪#‎besthusband “‬

Thank you from the bottom of my heart you two! I hope your new painting, “Canadian Autumn 11”  brings you a lifetime of happiness and joy. Every time you look at it, may you remember your beautiful wedding day and every incredible anniversary that follows.

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary Aynsley and Mark!!

 Do you have an anniversary coming up? Here are the traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts by year. Or you can go rogue and come up with your own unique way to celebrate!

Year Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal/Glass
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Pottery/Bronze Linens/Lace
9th Willow/Pottery Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk/Linen Pearls
13th Lace Textile Furs
14th Animals* Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
60th Diamond Diamond

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Meet My Youngest Art Collector…

How adorable is this baby!?! Officially my youngest collector ever, read her story below…

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Baby Ayla with her first piece of original art – the start of her collection!

Emily wanted to gift her niece with something meaningful and unique to celebrate her first birthday. As a gifted musician and art lover herself, Emily was drawn to the idea of starting Ayla her very own art collection.

It’s not only a beautiful and original way to decorate her colourful bedroom in a way that will grow with her as she ages but also as an investment in her future. Gone are the days of stuffy savings bonds… collecting original art is the way to go!

Emily loves the bright, vibrant colours in my aspen and birch tree paintings as well as the thick application of paint, two characteristics that Ayla (even at one year old!) can appreciate.

Here is the note I received from Emily along with the photo above:

“Ayla Rose the art collector, and her first piece by the fabulous Melissa McKinnon-Artist – and she absolutely loves it!!! Her face lit up the moment she saw it! Thank you Melissa!”

It was an absolute joy to paint for you Ayla Rose, I hope this painting brings you a lifetime of happiness and inspiration!

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A New Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba for “Spring Garden IV” Colourful Birch and Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD!

This painting was recently acquired and is now proudly on display in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

“Spring Garden IV” 10″x10″ Original Acrylic Aspen and Birch Tree Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Spring Garden V” 10″x10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I love when collectors send me photos of my paintings hanging in their new environment. I love seeing how they fit into someone else’s life and home.

Deb has a beautiful, growing collection of art and paintings, including some other well-known local Calgary artists. Can you recognize any of them?

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In Situ – “Spring Garden IV” 10″x10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I’m thrilled to see my painting in such great company.

Thanks Deb, for adding one of my paintings to your collection and for sending me this photo!

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New Commissioned Beach Painting “Viña del Mar VII” Acrylic Ocean Seascape Painting on Canvas by Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD! 

After seeing some of my previous paintings with big colourful cloudy skies and bright turquoise oceans, this collector commissioned a petite 12″x12″ painting to keep her company in her office while she works.

There’s nothing better than being inspired by a beautiful tropical beach to get you through the work week!

“Viña del Mar VII” 12″x12″Acrylic Ocean Beach Seascape Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Viña del Mar – Study VII” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting has now been completed and is hanging in it’s new home in Edmonton, Alberta.

I was fortunate to receive these kinds words from my lovely collector:

“After seeing Melissa’s series of ocean paintings on her website, I asked Melissa to paint an ocean painting for me. She was great throughout the entire commission. She  sent me pictures of the painting so I could see the progress. She made the whole process easy and fun.

I love my painting – I feel happy every time I look at it.”

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SOLD “Viña del Mar – Study VII” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD to A New Collector in Los Angeles, California “Morning Hike” 24″x24″ Colourful Rocky Mountain and Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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This painting was recently purchased by a new collector in Los Angeles, California.

Originally from  Colorado, he told me the reason he was so drawn to this painting is because it reminded him so much of his home close to the mountains and surrounded by nature.

“Your paintings bring back to me the beautiful feeling of the Autumn and the poetry of nature that I miss. Your work has always moved me.”

I love it when my paintings find their forever home with someone who loves and enjoys them as much as I did creating them, it’s a great honour as an artist. This match appears to be a perfect fit.

“Morning Hike”24″x24” Original Acrylic Mountain and Birch Tree Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Morning Hike” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

There is something magical about being close to the mountains.

They provide me with endless inspiration for which I’m very grateful!

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“Morning Hike” (Detail) 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD! Peaceful and Calming Ocean and Beach Seascape Painting by Contemporary Artist and Landscape Painter Melissa McKinnon “Dreaming Of Being Seaside”

Inspired by my recent travels along the beautiful coast of Eastern Canada, this new painting offers a calm and peaceful interpretation of the rocky shores and vibrant blue ocean view.

On a windy day, everything seems to blend softly together making it appear as though the sky  pours into the sea and the sea becomes absorbed into the land. A beautiful reminder that everything in nature is connected.

“Dreaming of Being Seaside” 16″x40″ Original Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

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“Dreaming of Being Seaside” 16″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Dreaming of Being Seaside” (Detail Image) 16″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Dreaming of Being Seaside has found a new home with a local Calgary art collector. The painting has been hung in it’s beautiful new home, surrounded by an impressive collection of Canadian art and other family treasures.She was kind enough to send me this note along with a few photos of their newest painting:

“Melissa, my husband and I are so pleased to welcome your painting into our home.

We enjoy its presence every day!”

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“Dreaming of Being Seaside” (Detail Image) 16″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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The Perfect Gift, When Words Aren’t Enough ~ SOLD “Spring Garden I” Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Painting By Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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

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

Thoughtfully chosen, generously given.

This painting was purchased as a gift for an incredibly strong, beautiful and resilient woman whom I’ve never met but have heard a lot about. Enough to admire, respect and care for her.

A daughter, mother, sister and a dear friend to many.

Currently battling stage 4 cancer, she is defying all odds and surpassing everyone’s expectations.

Every day is a gift.

This painting will soon be on it’s way to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to bring love, support and encouragement to one very special lady and her family.

My greatest wish is that it brings you happiness, strength and peace.

Most of all, when you look at this painting, I hope you feel all of the love that surrounds you. One thing I know for sure, the person sending it to you loves you more than his words can say.

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“Spring Garden I” 12″x12″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Spring Garden III” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$750

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

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“Spring Garden III” 12″x12″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Head In the Clouds” Abstract Landscape Painting from Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Head In the Clouds” 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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This painting was an absolute joy to create!

It’s part of a new series of abstract landscape paintings which explores the beauty of the Southern Alberta landscape. As a native Calgarian, I’ve spent my lifetime studying and enjoying this view – the vast prairies, the majestic Rocky Mountains and of course, the big, beautiful, ever-changing Alberta sky.

As a special gift to celebrate a milestone birthday, my collector wanted a special painting that reminded her of home in Alberta.

When she saw it, she fell in love. She said it captured the beauty, colour and vitality of our unique landscape but with an exciting abstract interpretation. It was a perfect fit!

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The texture in this painting is unreal!

Layers, and layers and layers of paint and colour were added to achieve a three dimensional, sculpted interpretation of the terrain.

To create my contemporary landscapes, I sculpt and mould the paint using a variety of palette knives to apply the paint directly onto the canvas, creating a thick texture that can be felt as well as seen. The paint itself, up to one inch thick, becomes a landscape that can be experienced and traveled by touch. Thereby, making the painting come alive on the canvas, engaging the viewer and inviting them into the beautiful world I’ve created.

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Some of my favourite moments in this painting are in the sky. I love the contrast between the soft, subtle, multi-coloured blends with  bold, thick and chunky impasto marks!

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Head In the Clouds” (Detail Image) 72″x40″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

And this… this is my favourite moment in the painting. I love the energy and freedom of those swooshing brush marks contrasted with the thick and deliberate masses of cloud!

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SOLD! “Beneath the Surface” See This Beautiful New Abstract Landscape Painting In It’s New Home – Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Installing this beauty – I LOVE how it looks in its new home!
It certainly gives life and light to the end of this entrance hallway. What a beautiful way to welcome guests into your home.

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

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

This painting was inspired by the beautiful Canadian prairie landscape.

Looking west from my studio, this is the view I see everyday. A big, bold Alberta sky and vast prairie fields leading toward the majestic Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

I could spend my lifetime painting this landscape and never paint the same image twice. The colours and textures of the landscape change with the quality of light from the sky and the sky changes by the minute.

It’s gloriously beautiful!

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“Beneath the Surface” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD! Two Paintings, One Lucky Collector “Inside Peace” 60″x48″ a Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Painting and “View From Above” 16″x40″ An Abstract Landscape Painting Featuring the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Turquoise and Blue Lake Louise

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I absolutely LOVE the colour palette in these two paintings! The vibrant greens, turquoise and blues are fresh, calming and serene.

I am excited by colour and texture and I love to push the limits of both in my paintings.

There are so many layers and shades of colour throughout this painting – from deep, velvety indigo blues to bright lime and chartreuse – which creates a wonderful depth in the leafy foliage. Each stroke is slightly different and no two marks are the same!

“Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic Aspen and Birch Tree Painting on Canvas

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“Inside Peace” 60″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I apply the paint to the canvas using a variety of palette knives and an impasto technique. I sculpt and mould the paint so it becomes a three dimensional representation of the subject I’m painting. Some areas of my artwork are up to one inch thick!

The tree trunks are so thick and layered with paint that they actually feel like real bark.

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“View From Above 16″x40” Acrylic Abstract Landscape Painting on Canvas

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“View From Above” 16″x40” Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

This painting was inspired by Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta – one of my favourite places in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

If you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing Lake Louise in person you will agree that the view is absolutely incredible. The mountains are immense and majestic, unlike anywhere else in the world. The lake water is crystal clear turquoise blue and sparkles like diamonds.

I wanted to share that experience in my painting – the thick chunky textured rocks and mountains are contrasted by the smooth shiny surface of the lake. You can feel the difference just as well as you can see it.

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“View From Above” 16″x40″ (detail) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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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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New Prairie Paintings for Hotel Saskatchewan by Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

I’ve been commissioned to create two large scale prairie‬ landscape‬‪ paintings‬ for the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel Saskatchewan‬. They wanted the paintings to be warm and welcoming, to inspire‬ guests on cold winter days in ‪‎Regina, SK‬. 

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Contemporary Prairie Landscape Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon – For the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SK.

If you are in Regina, Saskatchewan and happen to see my paintings, leave a comment below and let me know how they made you feel.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan is a historic hotel, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels located in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, overlooking Victoria Park.

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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″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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

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NEW! Painting Commission “Lovely Day” 24″x24″ Colourful Fall Aspen and Birch Tree Painting by Canadian Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon Calgary, Alberta

NEW Aspen and Birch Tree Painting!

I recently had the pleasure of creating this gorgeous aspen and birch tree painting for a new collector (also fabulously named Melissa!) in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.

She is celebrating her 10 year employment Anniversary and to commemorate her achievement, the company she works for contributed to a gift of her choosing. What better gift is there than a custom work of art created especially for you!?

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“Lovely Day” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Melissa wanted a square painting that would fit perfectly in the space above the fireplace in her living room. She loved the colours and texture in one of my previous paintings, “Last Days of Summer” so we used a variety of vibrant purples, greens and pinks as the inspiration for her custom painting.

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“Lovely Day” 24″x24″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I had the honour of delivering and hanging the finished painting just in time for Christmas! Here is the finished work of art hanging in it’s ‘forever home’.

Congratulations Melissa, I hope this painting bring you many more years of happiness and inspiration!

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“Lovely Day” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Hanging in it’s forever home!

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SOLD! On It’s Way To Newport Beach California “From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36″ Colourful Prairie Landscape Painting by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Tomorrow this painting will be packaged with care and sent to it’s new home in Newport Beach, California!

My newest landscape painting was inspired by the big skies and open prairies of western Canada.

The sunrises and sunsets that we see in Calgary are incredibly stunning. The sky is so big and full of colour that it often feels like you are engulfed inside of it. I can’t help but stand in awe of the beautiful, rapidly changing shapes and colours. It’s breathtaking.

This painting is big, colourful, optimistic and definitely makes a statement!

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This painting (along with a colourful aspen and birch tree landscape) was originally commissioned by the City of Calgary as a public art installation for the YYC Utility Box Program. The original paintings are available for purchase.

These colourful works of art will be reproduced as a vinyl wraps to cover the utility boxes in the community of Queensland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Painted image wraps around the sides of canvas, so your new painting is ready to hang. No framing needed.

When I met with the residents of Queensland to discuss what their community means to them and what qualities they would like to see expressed artistically – some of the most common responses were optimism, nature, bright colour, and “the gorgeous sunsets”!

This painting is my way of expressing all of these beautiful qualities.

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Sky, Clouds, Mountains and Prairies)

In addition to the big skies and wide open landscape, the prairie crocus flower is a beautiful symbol of our Western landscape – they are wild and they are everywhere!

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Colourful Sky and Clouds)

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

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There are magical moments hiding in every painting, you just have to explore and find them.

In this painting, the spontaneous burst of pink emerging from behind the cluster of clouds is my favourite magical moment of the entire piece. It could be a painting all on it’s own.

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NEW! Painting Commission “Passion” 5ft x 5ft Colourful Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

New Commission Painting!

“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Abstract Painting on Canvas

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“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting was commissioned by local Calgary, Alberta, interior designer extraordinaire Monika S to celebrate her 29th wedding anniversary and she wanted it to be big, bold and beautiful! Monika has a passion for colour and creativity that she exudes in her life and through her work and she wanted this painting to be an expression of those qualities.

Monika first sent me this photo and explained that she has an open concept home and would like the artwork to be the focal point of the main living space. We decided on a 5ft x 5ft / 60″ x 60″ canvas to fill the space above her dining room hutch.

Design Tip: Big artwork makes a BIG statement in any room. Find a large painting you LOVE and it will turn the room from drab to fab, instantly!

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The Before Shot

She loved the colours and concept of one of my previous paintings “Lust” and wanted to use it as an inspiration for her custom painting.

Design Tip: Art doesn’t have to match your home! Choose artwork that you LOVE and allow the art to inspire your decor.

Fantastic works of art are likely going to be one of the biggest investments you will make in your home decor so you should connect with it in a big way, it should make you feel something, be an inspiration to you… after all you are going to be living with it for many, many years to come.

Choose art that you LOVE and NOT just because it matches your sofa!

(You can always buy a new sofa!)

And that’s just what Monika did! She changed a few things in her space that would really make the painting stand out, including moving some furniture around and painting an accent wall and island base to compliment the bold and vibrant colours in the painting.

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Art doesn’t have to match your home! Instead, allow your artwork to inspire the design of your home.

While Monika was painting…so was I!

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Painting In Progress – It all begins with an inspiration and a sketch!
“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Purple  – ‘Passion’ – is the ultimate expression of a creative person’s world. This painting, with its myriad shades of purple and red hues nourishes and inspires the soul. I often  like to pay a game with friends  by having them guess how many paint swatches went into the piece. ”  —Monika.S.

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Painting In Progress – Over 4000 “marks” were applied to create this piece!
“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

After several weeks of painting and over 4000 “marks” later, I happily delivered and installed Monika’s painting, “Passion” in her freshly painted home. It really changes the entire feel of the space – the large size and vibrant colours add vitality, energy and warmth to her home. Most importantly it expresses Monika’s personality and passion for life.

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“Passion” 60″x60” Acrylic Painting on Canvas Installed in Collector’s Home

One special request that Monika had was to incorporate two hearts into the painting to symbolize her and her husband and celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary. They are small and subtle (see if you can spot them!) and it makes this custom painting all the more special to them!

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Two hearts + Two people in love = One very special custom painting!

 

If you are looking for an interior designer to inspire your home decor, check out Monika’s designs and services HERE.

 

P.S. Custom painting commissions are available and can be created in any size and any colour palette.

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

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SOLD! “Eye Candy” 60″x36″ Colourful Abstract Autumn Birch and Aspen Tree Painting by Canadian Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon Calgary, Alberta

SOLD!

It’s bittersweet to see this painting leave my studio. I have a real love and appreciation for it and I’m sad to see it go. That being said, I’m ecstatic that it was purchased by a high school friend who has been a long time supporter of my creative career.

I know that it will be well loved and appreciated by their entire family for years to come.

“Eye Candy” 60″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Eye Candy” 60″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I LOVE the vibrant colour combinations and pops of fluorescent neon accents. There are moments of spontaneous magic all throughout this piece.

If you love this painting and want one like it for your own, you’ll be happy to know that I am currently in the studio finishing a 48″x60″ in a similar colour palette and style!

 Contact me directly to view the new painting or to commission your own custom work of art.

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 “Eye Candy” 60″x36″ Colourful Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Contemporary Alberta Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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