November 2, 2019

For me, pursuing my artistic passion has been a lifelong dream, and a gift.  Every single day, I get to walk through my studio door, and paint my vision onto canvas, or paper, or whatever surface I can get my hands on.

But, there is a little bit more that goes into my d...

August 8, 2019

For a while now, my intention has been to incorporate more works on paper into my repertoire.  I’ve been experimenting with collage, inks and mixed media, and finally found my groove with these figurative works on paper. 

Obviously, these are a bit-ahem-different from p...

June 2, 2019

As any artist can attest to, we are always trying new techniques, new ideas, in order to stay fresh, to discover and explore .  Not to mention, it helps us get out of a rut when we’re stuck creatively. 

Anyone familiar with my work knows that I tend to use layers and la...

November 8, 2018

Now that I am an empty-nester, I have made a deal with myself to try different things, and that includes a different color palette in my art work.

  •  I’ve always used browns, along with blues and greens- really subdued colors.  But lately, I’ve been making an effort t...

May 31, 2018

Does your home need a quick pick-me-up?  There are so many creative ways to spruce up your home, and none easier than adding original art. Putting a personal stamp on your home,through the addition of original art, can drastically improve your living environment, and i...

March 28, 2018

Hi everyone!

Well, to say I’ve been neglectful of my blog for the past several months is an understatement!  But, when duty calls, I go running... and I’m not complaining!  

I’m so thankful to say that I’ve been super-busy in my studio painting original works for designe...

August 6, 2017

Creating a sense of depth in my paintings is another important factor to me when thinking about the desired outcome of my work. It gives each piece a unique and fresh look...especially with the muted colors I prefer. 

I layer one thin layer of paint on top of another th...

July 8, 2017

Light.  It's something we all cannot live without, and as a creative, it inspires most of my work.  What attracts me in my attempts to capture light, is how it changes perceptions, transforms seemingly simple settings into something spectacular, and challenges the arti...

I'd like to wish a warm welcome to all my visitors on my website...especially as I attempt my first official blog post.  So, first things first!

 My name is Melissa Abide Griffith, and I am an artist, which is safe to assume, y'all already knew.  I've been in love...

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