Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

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SOLD! “Dark and Stormy” is off to a new home – Abstract Cloudy Sky Painting by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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

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

“Dark and Stormy” is a new painting from my recent collaboration with Saje Natural Wellness {Read more about it here}. As soon as this collection of new paintings became available online, I was contacted by a new collector who had fallen in love with this image and just had to have it!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Don’t let the calm, soothing, neutral colour palette fool you – this painting is full of energy, and emotion.

I started this painting with soft layers of blended cloud and subtle washes of colour.

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Then, much like a storm brewing, my energy started to build and thicker layers of impasto paint were applied. The combination of distinct textured palette knife marks mixed with delicate, swirling brush work heightens the tension and emotion within the painting.

It’s the beautiful dance between ethereal softness and tangible thick texture that I love most in this painting!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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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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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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NEW Colourful Prairie Landscape Painting by Alberta Artist Melissa McKinnon “From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36″

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

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

“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$2600

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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“From Here I Can Go Anywhere” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas (Detail Image of Painted Sides)
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.

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.

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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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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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To purchase this painting or to order your own custom painting, please contact me directly.

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SOLD “Canadian Autumn III” 12″x12″ Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Painting by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn III” 12″x12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This vibrant and highly textured mini painting was inspired by the beautiful changing colours and crisp leaves of fall in Canada.

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“Canadian Autumn III” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas
$400

This autumn inspired painting now belongs to a local Calgary collector.

There are only FOUR of these little minis left! Which one is your favourite?

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“Autumn Trees” 12″×12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Little Spring” 10″x10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Autumn Trees II” 12″×12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Autumn Trees II” 12″×12″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas $400

To purchase one of these paintings or to order your own custom painting, please contact me directly.

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SOLD! “Learn From the Fall” 48″x36″ Colourful Aspen Birch Tree Painting by Canadian Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Learn From the Fall” 48″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Learn From the Fall” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

A new collector in Toronto, Ontario, Canada recently purchased this colourful purple and green, spring inspired aspen and birch tree painting. The painting has been packaged with love and is now on it’s way to it’s new home!

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Close-up detail photo of the colourful leaves and thick painted texture of the tree trunks.

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Close-up detail photo of the colourful leaves and thick painted texture of the tree trunks.

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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.

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SOLD! “My Dream For You” 36″x48″ Abstract Aspen Birch Tree Painting by Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“My Dream For You” 36″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“My Dream For You” 36×48 Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Close up detail photos of the colour and texture throughout the painting:

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“My Dream For You” (Close-up detail of color and texture) Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“My Dream For You” (Close-up detail of color and texture) Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

I mixed a combination of gold and silver mica pigment into my paint to create a glowing translucent shimmer to several of the leaves and throughout the tree trunks.

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“My Dream For You” (Close-up detail of painted sides of canvas) Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“My Dream For You”
36×48 Acrylic on Canvas

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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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NEW! “Learn From the Fall” 48″x36” Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

NEW! “Learn From the Fall” 48″x36” Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

Spring Is Here! 

Bring the beauty and inspiration of nature indoors with this beautiful spring inspired painting.

“Learn From the Fall” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting On Canvas

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“Learn From the Fall” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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My unique painting technique focuses on combining bright colours, thick layered texture, and intricate patterns throughout each painting.

I mix each colour by hand and use custom made (by me!) palette knives to apply the acrylic paint onto the canvas to create vibrant bursts of colourful leaves. Each colour combination is unique and one of a kind – no two leaves are exactly the same!

Get up close and personal!

Here are some close-up detail photos of the vivid colour combinations and layered textures throughout this painting.

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Close-up detail photo of the colourful leaves and thick painted texture of the tree trunks.

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Close-up detail photo of the colourful leaves and thick painted texture of the tree trunks.

I looooove the vibrant colour combination of purple, green, magenta, blue and turquoise throughout this painting. Everything about it reminds me of spring and being outdoors enjoying nature – so fresh and rejuvenating!

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Close-up detail photo of the colourful leaves and thick painted texture of the tree trunks.

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My Painting Is Going To Be On The Cover Of A BOOK! Colourful Aspen and Birch Tree Painting by Contemporary Canadian Painter Melissa McKinnon

This painting is going to be on the cover of a BOOK!!!

After months of design edits and licensing negotiations, I just signed a deal with Nelson Education Ltd. – Canada’s leading Educational book publisher!

“Tonight I Dream In Color” 48″ x 60″ Original Acrylic Painting of Aspen & Birch Trees on Canvas by Contemporary Canadian Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Tonight I Dream In Color” 48 x 60 Acrylic on Canvas

The book, Organization Theory & Design is  scheduled to be published in September 2014. I’ve seen the rough draft of the layout and it looks amazing!

The painting will be the entire front cover accented with subtle text – very colourful and eye catching. I’m proud of Nelson for making such a bold and contemporary choice!

Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the life long learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike.

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SOLD! “Canadian Autumn II” 10″x10″ Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Alberta Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn II” 10″x10″ Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Alberta Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn II” 10″×10″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLO ART EXHIBITION: “Tonight I Dream In Color” Featuring NEW paintings by Calgary Contemporary Landscape Painter Melissa McKinnon

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Come and celebrate with me!

Please join me to celebrate the opening of my Solo ART Exhibition: “Tonight I Dream In Color”

Featuring NEW paintings by Calgary Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon Artist

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 8, 2-4pm

Food + Music + Hot Beverages
This is a FREE EVENT.

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Art In The Park
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
13931 Woodpath Road SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: (403) 297-7827

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I have been preparing for this exhibit for almost a year and I am thrilled with how it has all come together.

I would be so honoured if you’d come and celebrate with me.

I will be showing a wide selection of paintings from my Aspen / Birch Tree Series as well as new works from my Contemporary Landscape Collection. The paintings range in size from 10″ x 10″ all the way up to “60 x 48”.

If you aren’t able to attend the opening reception in person but would like to purchase a painting from the exhibition – All paintings are available NOW for pre-purchase. Delivery/shipping is available after April 29 at the conclusion of the show. 

To see the selection of paintings that are still available to purchase, please visit my WEBSITE:

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SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

RSVP AND CELEBRATE WITH ME!!! 😀

See you there!

Melissa McKinnon, Canadian Contemporary Landscape Artist
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SOLD! “A Beautiful Mess” Abstract Aspen / Birch Tree Painting by Canadian Contemporary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“A Beautiful Mess” 60″ x 48″ Original Abstract Aspen Birch Tree Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

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“A Beautiful Mess” 60×48 Acrylic on Canvas

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Happy New Year From Hot, Hot, Hot Chile, South America!

To all of my friends, family and collectors of my paintings, I wish you and your family a very Happy 2014  New Year!!!

Thank you all for your love and ongoing support. 2013 was a spectacular year both personally and professionally. It is because of all of you that I am able to live my dream as an artist each and every day. I am forever grateful to you!

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Our back yard oasis in Rancagua, Chile.

This year my family and I are grateful to be spending the holidays in Chile, South America for 6 glorious weeks. My Mother-in-law lives here along with my husbands huge extended family. We try to visit Chile every two years and every time we come I am always overwhelmed with how warm, loving and welcoming everybody is to us. I love how culture and traditions can be so different but the love of family is the same wherever you are in the world.

Our trip this year was incredibly special for me as my Mom was able to join us for the first time. This trip to Chile is her first time overseas since she immigrated to Canada when she was a little girl. It’s the best Christmas gift that I could ever ask for! I will never forget the memories that we are making here.

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This is only a small part of our family in Chile. Here we are celebrating on Christmas Day.

As a Canadian, no matter how many times we visit, it still feels weird to be celebrating Christmas in 36 degree heat surrounded by palm trees!

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Isa, livin’ the good life and soaking up the sun in the backyard pool.

I wish you and your family a creative and prosperous new year full of love and passion for life!

 

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

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

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Work In Progress – Aspen and Birch Tree Painting Commission by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

Here is a sneak peak at a new 36″ x 24″ commissioned painting in progress. The color palette is inspired by “A Beautiful Mess” from my Aspen /Birch Tree Series.

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Commissioned Painting In Progress

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Portraits: Inspiration For A New Body Of Work From Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

As I was editing images of my newest landscape painting, “Prairie Sky” to share on the blog, I came across this close-up detail image of the foreground and it sparked an “Aha!” moment.

Prairie Sky Original Acrylic Painting by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

No longer did I see a close-up detail of a prairie landscape painting, I saw only color and texture. I saw broken pieces and fragments held together with thin colored marks, holding the pieces together like band-aids. I began to envision a series of portraits created in this style, built from all of the bits and pieces that come together to form a person; Physical traits; Life experiences; Thoughts and emotions. I love the symbolism in it. I have been thinking about this ever since.

I know I was born to be a painter because this is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.

Wouldn’t this be a beautiful palette for a portrait? Thoughts?

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SOLD “Canadian Autumn” 10″×10″ Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn” 10″×10″ Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Canadian Autumn” 10″×10″ Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

This painting is sold. To view more of my paintings available for purchase, visit my GALLERY PAGE.

To inquire about commissioning a painting in a similar style contact me HERE.

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Work In Progress – A New Series of Mini Aspen / Birch Tree Paintings by Calgary Landscape Painter Melissa McKinnon

In the studio today finishing up the first two paintings from a new series of “Mini” Paintings for my Aspen / Birch Tree collection.

Each painting is 12″x12″ and form a diptych when hung side by side.

Here is a sneak peak at the paintings in progress. Close up details of color and thick texture.

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SOLD! “Nossa Familia” 48×60 Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD!

I have mixed emotions about seeing this painting go – I am thrilled that it has found a home with people who love it as much as I do but I am also heavy hearted because this painting is definitely one of my favorites!

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“Nossa Familia” 48×60 Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Please click on an image to view it larger and for more information about this painting.

If you love this painting as much as I do and would like me to create one in a similar style just for you, I am now accepting painting commissions. To order a custom painting or for more information CLICK HERE.

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“Nossa Familia” 48×60 Original Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Nossa Familia” 48×60 Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This is the newest painting in my Aspen / Birch Tree Series.

Please click on an image to view it larger and for more information about this painting.

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How To Order a Custom Painting – Commission an Original Painting from Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

How To Order a Custom Painting

Have you ever wanted a painting created just for you, in the size 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 2013.

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. Best of all, there are no additional fees for this service! Pricing is based on the size of the painting and approximately how much time it will take to complete, just like all of my non-commissioned works of art. 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.

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, people 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!

Sincerely,

Melissa McKinnon

Email me at: melissamckinnonart@hotmail.com

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Aspen / Birch Tree Painting (Detail) by Calgary Artist Melissa McKinnon. Custom painting commissions available.

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“My Dream For You” Original Abstract Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“My Dream For You” 36×48 Original Abstract Acrylic Aspen / Birch Tree Painting on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

My Dream For You

This is the most abstract and conceptual painting in my Aspen / Birch Tree Series. My husband doesn’t “get” it, but I love it. I am absolutely in love with it. This painting is very personal for me not only because of the process that I went through to create it but also because it represents everything wonderful that I could ever dream and wish for my girls.

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My Dearest, Isabella and Valentina,

As your parent, I want the very best life experience for you. So much so that it hurts when I think about the possibility of any hardships that you might encounter.

This is my dream for you:

I want you to know love. To love and be loved. Deeply. To love yourself and all those who are lucky enough to share their lives with you.

I want you to dream BIG. I have always believed that anything you want for your life is possible, work hard to make your dreams come true and they will. I want you to believe in yourselves, to have the confidence to take chances, on life, on love, on yourselves.

I want you to love what you do, to discover and cultivate your passion. Never give up on your dreams. You deserve to be happy.

This painting is for you. It represents my dream for you – that one day all of your dreams will come true. When you look at it I want you to see a bright and welcoming world with endless possibilities.

I want you to live in a world where forests are painted with colors that inspire you,

a world where trees become leaves

and leaves become birds

and those birds are you,

free to fly wherever your heart takes you.

I love you.

Love always and forever,

Your Mom

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Trying to express all of my hopes and dreams for my children visually in a painting has been my biggest challenge yet as an artist. There were many times when I felt frustrated, I felt the painting wasn’t working – I wanted to walk away.

I wanted this painting to be beautiful.

Magical.

Inspirational.

And if it couldn’t be those things, I didn’t want to do it. The entire process of creating this piece was a challenge. In the end, I released my insatiable desire for perfection and allowed my heart to lead, instead of my mind.

This is the outcome and I love it. It represents all of the qualities that I want to instill in my girls… as well as myself.

When something is challenging, don’t give up. Persevere and eventually you will achieve your goals.

If you are passionate about something, don’t sacrifice it for anything.

In life, do what makes you happy.

I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I do.

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“Into the Deep” 30 x 40 Aspen / Birch Tree Acrylic Painting

"Into the Deep" 30 x 40 Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Into the Deep” 30 x 40 Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This is Isabella’s favorite painting.

Isabella is my 3-year-old daughter.

She commissioned this painting and helped inspire the unique color choices with her very unique flair for fashion.

Isabella, my 3-year-old daughter.

Some of the outfits that this girl puts together are unlike no other! She is never afraid to take risks and her creations always look great.

She has graciously agreed to share her painting with others (sharing is a big deal for a preschooler!) and put it up for sale. We agreed that the proceeds of the sale of this painting will go into her Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) so that one day she too can pursue her big dreams, whatever they happen to be…and turn them into reality, just like her Mommy.

“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” – Anonymous
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“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of painted side) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of painted side) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Into the Deep” (Close-up detail of texture) 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas