It was when she was nine years old that Melissa Peck knew for sure she was an artist. She was sitting at the kitchen table drawing a picture of a little girl. At the time she was so impressed with herself and her little drawing she hopped up and ran around the house yelling “I am an Artist! I am an Artist!”
Peck remembers the first time she saw the art of the “Masters” on an art history tour in Europe. Tears surfaced as she stood in front of their paintings. Filled with an overwhelming feeling of belonging, she had found her peers. “I saw the heights to which my passion could be taken and I had a vision of who I wanted to become.”
In 1997 after 5 different jobs in one year, and trying to figure out what she was going to do, Peck finally sat down at her tiny drafting table and started to create paintings, which are still dear to her.