A lot of emotion goes into my work. Painting is a joyful experience for me, and I believe that my joy is transferred through my art into the homes and work environments of my collectors.
Through her artwork, Melanie Biehle explores the inner workings of the mind, mysteries of the universe, and the often opposing energy of the city and the sea.
"I’ve always been obsessed with the mind and emotions, and deeply moved by beauty and meaning. I studied psychology in college and began my creative career first as a writer. Now I combine writing and psychology to create abstract paintings – first by exploring the emotional nature of ideas, words, places, spaces and then translating those emotions into color and form."
In addition to contemplating and expressing emotional experiences and energy, Melanie’s work explores shapes and patterns inspired by urban architecture, city skylines, and coastal shorelines. Impressions of the contrasting energy of city and sea are essential in creating her work — both in mood and content.
After working in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and film marketer, Melanie returned to Seattle, started a family, and fell in love with painting. She studied abstract painting and composition at Gage Academy of Art and further honed her eye through freelance graphic design and photography assignments.
Today she creates large and small scale abstract paintings for private collectors, art consultants, and interior designers. Each piece is painted with the intention to calm or energize a space through the use of shape, color, and form.
Along with creating art for residential and commercial spaces around the world, the artist often partners with companies who want to elevate their events, products, and marketing by commissioning unique original artwork. Melanie’s work has been commissioned, purchased, and licensed for photography backgrounds, digital art installations, apparel, and stationery.
Melanie was born in rural Louisiana but feels most at home on the West Coast. She has split her time between Seattle and Los Angeles since 1999. Now she lives and paints by a lake near Seattle with her husband, son, dog, and cat.