Melissa McKinnon: Artist

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

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Want To Own One Of My Original Paintings for $0? Here’s Your Chance…

Timeraiser Calgary + Canada 150

Bid Time. Do Good. Get Art. 

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

My painting ‘KISS THE SKY’ will be part of TIMERAISER CALGARY 150 this Thursday, September 28.

Timeraiser is a party and an art auction. Attendees bid against each other to win an original piece of art, but instead of bidding dollars, they bid volunteer hours. You can volunteer at any non-profit organization in Calgary and you have a full year to complete your hours.

Artists are paid for their work, non-profits find skilled volunteers, Calgarians find meaningful volunteer opportunities. #winwinwin

Here’s your chance to own one of my original paintings for $0 and feel good by giving back to our beautiful city with your time.

Join me tomorrow,Thursday, September 28 from 7:30 – 10 pm at Arts Commons and party for social good!

Tickets are only $22, but you can save $5 with code YYC150! Tickets and more info available here:
http://www.timeraiser.ca/calgary

Timeraiser started fourteen years ago with the hopes of bridging several common gaps in the art and volunteer community. Timeraiser parties:

-expose up-and-coming artists to new audiences
-make artwork more accessible to the next generation of art collectors
-connect nonprofits with skilled volunteers.

In 2017, Timeraiser is honoured to be one of thirty-eight Canada 150 signature projects. The Timeraiser 150 festivities span from coast to coast with 10 live parties in 10 provinces and a goal of up to 150,000 pledged volunteer hours across the country. With 9 parties under our belt, Calgary is the GRAND FINALE, and we can’t think of a better place to kick-up our heels and celebrate!

Join us on Thursday, September 28 from 7:30 – 10 pm at Arts Commons and party for social good!

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is presenting Astral Swans and Bad Portraits artist Mandy Stobo is painting live. There are food trucks, drinks from Steamwhistle and, rumour has it, a cotton candy machine. Some of the amazing artists being featured include Curtis Van Sorenson, Melissa McKinnon, Paula Timm, Cory Nespor and David Dean. Meet with non-profits from the arts, wildlife and animal welfare and access to athletics (the full list can be found on the Timeraiser website).
Got your ticket yet?

Use the code YYC150 for $5 off at timeraiser.ca/Calgary

See you there!
Creatively,

Melissa McKinnon

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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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An original abstract landscape painting of blue sky and dramatic white fluffy clouds. Beautiful large landscape paintings perfect for a bedroom or a statement piece of art in your living room. Abstract seascapes and sky paintings ready to ship anywhere in Canada and the United States. Worldwide shipping for art is available. Looking for a large original painting of calming blue skies, a peaceful seascape, or abstract landscape art for your living room or bedroom, Melissa McKinnon paints beautiful one of a kind landscape paintings that will add a pop of vibrant color to your home decor. Custom fine art paintings of blue oceans, tranquil beaches, and peaceful sunset skies available, contact Melissa McKinnon to have a custom landscape painting made just for you.
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9 Reasons To Buy A Painting – A Fantastic Article From Houzz

Why Buy An Original Painting vs. Prints?
Here are 9 Fantastic Reasons From Houzz That Will Change the Way You Buy Art

There’s no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 10 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood gallery to peruse the paintings instead.

1. Buying a painting supports the artist directly. Painters pour their hearts into their work, and it can be difficult to make ends meet in such a labor-intensive and competitive field. Enrich your home and feel good knowing your purchase is helping to support a local artist by shopping at local galleries.

2. Paintings are tactile. A print’s surface can never match the luscious textural variations of a painting. Whether done on canvas, wood or mottled watercolor paper, original paintings have a touchable quality that sets them apart.

3. Paintings are perfect for renters. If you rent, it can be difficult to personalize your space when you’re not allowed to paint the walls or make certain other changes. But hang a painting or two, and the space instantly feels more you. And unlike bulky pieces of furniture, a painting will fit in any home you live in, making it a wiser investment if you move frequently.

4. Paintings are one of a kind.There’s something satisfying about having a piece of unique artwork in your home.

5. Paintings are handmade. Like handmade knits, hand-thrown pottery and handcrafted furniture, paintings show the hand of their maker. This quality brings richness and personality to the home — factory-made furniture and slickly printed posters simply cannot compete.

6. A painting can make the room. A painting begs to be the focal point of a room. Whether your artistic taste runs to the bold and graphic or to vintage landscapes, the painting you choose is bound to have a big impact on your space — I can’t think of another thing that has such an ability to bring that wow factor to a room.

7. Paintings make a house feel like home. Paintings you’ve owned for a while become like old friends. Simply pulling out your paintings and putting them up can make any space, no matter where you are, feel like home — even more so if you happen to have paintings handed down to you from your parents or grandparents.

8. Paintings inspire. Looking at a painting you love refreshes your spirit. Why not give yourself the gift of daily inspiration by saving up for a small painting you adore?

9. Curating your own art gallery is fun! Will you find yourself drawn to pastels, portraits, still lifes or landscapes? Representative art or abstract? Choosing paintings helps hone your personal aesthetic. And let’s face it, being the curator of your own personal art gallery is a really fun job.

Read the original article on Houzz.

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

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