Melissa March is an established, award winning artist from Campbell River, BC. Self taught, Melissa has been painting professionally for over 10 years. Her artwork exhibits at shows in Campbell River, the Comox Valley, and throughout British Columbia. Her paintings are featured in private collections all over the world, from Canada and the US to England, Germany and Japan.
Melissa has always had an interest in wildlife and the wilderness, and her artwork is inspired by the desire to preserve and conserve the natural beauty and majesty of our planet Earth. From the delicate gaze of the cutthroat trout to the mighty trunk of the arbutus tree, Melissa’s work has an innate sensitivity to the underlying rhythms of nature.
Motivated by a deep love and respect for our planet, Melissa is dedicated to being environmentally responsible in all areas of her life. She uses non-toxic mediums that do not contain heavy metals, and require no toxic solvents. Phosphate and chlorine free, biodegradable soaps are used both in the studio and at home. Her archival quality prints are done on tree-free rag, they are mounted on eco-friendly board, and they are packed for their protection in biodegradable sleeves. To complete each piece, Melissa’s prints and originals are also available in reclaimed wood frames. Although she has worked with many different artistic mediums, she currently works mainly with water soluble oils because of their small eco-footprint.
Melissa lives in a beautiful home nestled in the forest on Vancouver Island’s east coast with her partner Huw and their trusty pups Tsavo & Akilah. She enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, creating, travel and a good laugh.