Melissa A. Richard

Melissa A. Richard

Melissa A. Richard — Artistʼs Biography

Studio: Amherst, NH
Born: Lowell, MA | 1978

Melissa Richard is a mixed media artist and painter working out of a studio space in Amherst, NH she has named The Girl From Mars. Melissa’s work is often abstract and heavy with intriguing imagery, bold color, and rich texture. Thoughtful and deeply emotional, her pieces carry notes of sadness, even a subtle dark undertone at times; all the while remaining bright with hope and wonder. It is this juxtaposition created by the artist that makes her work so introspective and keeps the viewer coming back. This dichotomy of mood in Melissa’s work reflects the complexity of relationships, search for self-identity, and the messiness of life that are common themes in her art. As an artist, it is important to Melissa that viewers have their own unique emotional journey through her work;  seeing their own story in the narratives of her collage work and their own feelings reflected in the colors and brushwork of her larger abstract paintings.