Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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


Visit my NEW WEBSITE to see the most up to date selection of original paintings and prints on canvas.


How To Order a Custom Painting

Have you ever wanted a painting created just for you, in the size and aesthetic that fits your home perfectly?
Do you like the style of my paintings and would like to have a painting similar but with the colors that suit your home décor?
Do you have a special memory or a photograph that you would like turned into an artistic work of art?

I am now accepting orders for new custom paintings in 2018.

Ordering a custom painting from Melissa McKinnon couldn’t be easier!

I will work with you throughout the entire process and guarantee your satisfaction completely. Pricing is based on the size of the painting and approximately how much time it will take to complete. I am happy to work creatively with you and your budget to create a custom, one-of-a-kind painting just for you!

I am very easy to work with throughout the creative process, from helping you choose a size, color palette, and subject matter all the way through to delivering/shipping your finished painting with the utmost care.

I am happy to work with you to create the painting of your dreams! I can paint any subject matter, any size and work with any colors that you wish. I am also very open to suggestions and feedback from my art collectors – this is a two-way partnership. In turn, I will always be open and honest with you, offering my artistic point of view and drawing on my experience as a painter to help you to turn your vision into a beautiful work of art. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want I am happy to work with you to find your inspiration, be it a color, a mood, a feeling, or a cherished photograph that you may have. Together we can turn your inspiration into a beautiful painting that you will cherish forever.

Meet Some of My Collectors:

Rob and Sarah from Frodsham, England, UK who recently commissioned “Spring Glimmer” and get a behind the scenes look into their experience. CLICK HERE to see the process.

~Monika S. Interior Designer, Calgary, AB, Canada who recently commissioned “Passion” a 5ft x 5ft bold and colourful abstract painting to celebrate her 29th Wedding Anniversary. CLICK HERE to read her story and a few design tips on adding personality to your home with original art.

3 Steps to Order Your Custom Painting

1. Decide on the size of your new painting:

Do you have a particular space where you’d like to hang your new painting? Does that space call for a horizontal or a vertical painting? I recommend using a measuring tape to determine the size of your space and then leave a minimum of 6”-1’ around all sides. This is a general rule of thumb and sometimes rules were made to be broken. If you have any questions or would like my input to help determine the size of painting that best suits your space, I am happy to help! There is no painting too big or too small.

Although pricing is mainly determined by the size of your painting, I am very flexible and I can work with any budget. Just send me a note with your ideal size and the budget that you are working with and we can go from there.

2. Find your inspiration for subject matter:

I am currently working on a series of Aspen / Birch trees but I love to paint ALL subjects including landscapes, portraits, and abstracts.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

-Browse my gallery of current paintings for inspiration, pick and choose elements and colors that you like and we will work together to create a unique original just for you.

-Do you have a photograph, a memory, or a special place that you love to visit? I can use any of these things as inspiration for your custom painting. If you have ideas that you’d like to discuss, send me an email, I’m happy to combine different elements into one custom painting.

3. Approve your custom painting:

Once we have decided on a size, subject and color palette, I can start painting!

It can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to create your custom painting. Once complete, I will send you a photograph of your finished painting for approval. At this point we can make any minor adjustments before your new painting is professionally packaged and shipped with the utmost care.

It’s that easy!

If this is something that you have ever dreamed of doing for yourself or as a gift for someone else, contact me HERE or call me directly 403-808-8825. I look forward to working with you to create the painting that you have always dreamed of!


Melissa McKinnon

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


To see a behind the scenes look at a commission painting progress from beginning to end, CLICK HERE.

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

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4 thoughts on “CUSTOM PAINTINGS

  1. Love your aspen and birch tree paintings. The ones I like are all sold. We just purchased a new condo and would be interested in doing a custom painting. Chris Greischar

  2. Pozdrav iz hrvatske,divno slikaš,dali može koji tutorijal.Hvala

  3. Hey! I am doing a school project for my art class on you and your works! There is nothing about your early life on this website, if you don’t mind me asking you a few questions my email is

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