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MELISSA RENEE fieryfordeepblue Art & Design

Irvine, CA

"My Love For The Water Is Expressed In My Ocean Inspired Paintings"
International resin artist... As seen in luxe Interiors & Design Southern California Edition. Growing up between two worlds, she was shaped by country living in the South, and sunny days spent at the beach in Southern California. The ocean captivated her heart, inspiring the name 'fiery for deep blue.' Her love of the water is expressed in her ocean-inspired resin paintings on wood panels. It is the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air” that influences Melissa’s artistic expression. Although resin seascapes make up a large portion of the work she does, she also loves to work with other mediums such as watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Creating contemporary pieces with the addition of glitter, metallic, and a bold color palette provides a nice contrast to her serene pieces. Although innately artistic, Melissa received formal training at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her work was featured in VoyagePhoenix December 2021, SHOUTOUT LA September 2020, VoyageLA July 2019, Arkansas Life Magazine 2016: Artist Spotlight, and was featured in the Special 48th Anniversary edition of Southwest Art Magazine May 2019. Melissa is a current member of the Orange County Fine Arts Association, Dana Point Fine Art Association, Huntington Beach Art Council, and Laguna Craft Guild.

Current Representation:
Off The Walls Studio Gallery Hollywood, CA
Five3 Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
Gallery Michele Carefree, AZ
Saatchi Art International
Singulart International
Laguna Art Gallery
Gallery 104
Artsy
1stdibs
Houzz International
Wescover International
Salon Platinum Aliso Viejo, CA
INDIEWALLS Manhattan, NY
Starlight Art Consultancy Savannah, GA
Gather Home Furnishings: SoCo & the Mix Costa Mesa, CA
Starlight Art Consultancy: Artist Spotlight
Laguna Art A*Fair / Laguna Art A*Fair - Laguna Beach, United States
KAVKA Designs / KAVKA Designs - NY, United States
Salon Platinum / Salon Platinum - Aliso Viejo, United States
Feathr - Finland

2019
Laguna Art Gallery / Laguna Art Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
Salon Platinum / Salon Platinum - Aliso Viejo, United States
Off The Walls Studio Gallery / Off The Walls Studio Gallery - North Hollywood, United States
Hugo Rivera Gallery / Hugo Rivera Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
Five 3 Gallery / Five 3 Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
Gallery 104 / New York - New York, United States
KAVKA Designs: NJ / NJ - NJ, United States

Group exhibitions:
2022
Laguna Craft Guild - Nov 6 - Laguna Beach Cobblestones, CA
Village Art Faire - Nov 5 - San Clemente, CA
DPFAA - Oct 15 / 16 - Dana Point, CA
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - Oct 8 / 9 - La Jolla, CA
Village Art Faire - Oct 1 - San Clemente, CA
Laguna Craft Guild - Sept 25th - Laguna Beach Cobblestones, CA
San Diego Festival of Arts - Sept 10 /11 - San Diego, CA
Village Art Faire - July 2nd - San Clemente , CA
Art in the Village - June 26th - Carlsbad, CA
Laguna Craft Guild - June 12th - Laguna Beach Cobblestones, CA
Village Art Faire - June 11th San Clemente, CA
Cookin Somthin Up - OCFA Showcase Gallery Santa Ana, CA
People Places & Things - April 15-July 15th -Marriott Costa Mesa - Hall of Art
Imagination Celebration - OCFA - Showcase Gallery Santa Ana, CA
Gimme Some Shelter - OCFA - Showcase Gallery Santa Ana, CA
Love Notes - OCFA - Showcase Gallery Santa Ana, CA
Laguna Craft Guild - Laguna Beach, CA
Festival of Whales - DPFAA - Dana Point, CA

2021
Maritime Art Festival - Dane Point, CA
Spring Art Festival - Dana Point, CA
OCFA / Showcase Gallery / Imagination Celebration - Santa Ana, CA
OCFA / Showcase Gallery / Amore - Santa Ana, CA

2020
OCFA Member Competition / Showcase Gallery - Santa Ana, United States
Impressive / Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
Laguna Beach Art Walk / Five 3 Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
Laguna Beach Art Walk / Laguna Art Gallery - Laguna Beach, United States
The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles / The REEF - Los Angeles, United States
Beverly Hills Art Show / Beverly Gardens Park - Beverly Hills, United States
AIA Orange County 10th Annual Art Walk / Orange County Museum of Art - Santa Ana, United States
Print Paint Draw / Showcase Gallery - Santa Ana, United States
G3 Wine Fest / Newport Beach Country Club - Newport Beach, United States
Positively 4th Street / Summer in the City / Showcase Gallery - Santa Ana, United States
The Meridian of Wind / Showcase Gallery - Santa Ana, United States
Spectrum Gestalt 6 / Santa Monica BG Gallery - Santa Monica, United States
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Q&A

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I use a heat gun and torch to manipulate resin into multi-dimensional layers to create depth."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to grab their heart because they are moved with deep emotion. I want the viewer to feel like they've been transported to a special place."
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"My absolute favorite material to work with is RESIN. For me, it was love at first try...
The richness and vibrancy of the pigments along with the glossy shine had me from the start."
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