In the studio

McGill, whose home and studio are based in Las Vegas, Nevada, works primarily with water based mediums in both large and small scales. Working intuitively, her graphic works are bold and expressive pieces where the process is evident and revealed through gestural brushstrokes and luscious dripping color. Her work is both graphic and refined, with an extremely mature sense of restraint within her strong and harmonious compositions. Influenced by her background in graphic design and the natural world around her,

These are personal landscapes on raw canvas and paper, influenced by the sedimentary formations of The Great Basin and the marks left behind by a millennia of water which is no longer there. The painting process mimics nature through pouring, scraping and mark making.  Acrylic medium washes stain the canvas, creating depth as the layers build. Informed by a passion for color, and influenced by the Arroyo's of the desert, the rivers and creeks of The Pacific Northwest.

Reflecting the joy of movement, her process involves her whole body, large strokes of colour poured or scraped across the canvas punctuated with graphic lines to guide the eye and balance the composition. Paintings are built  in a very organic way. Working primarily with acrylic paints allows the work to develop intuitively. Marks and movement are added with pastels, graphite and spray paint.

 

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MUSE TV  https://muse.tv/arts-culture/melissa-mcgill

ARTHIVE.COM  https://arthive.com/news/2690~Wrap_my_new_art_please

MUTANT SPACE  http://www.mutantspace.com/melissa-mcgill-encaustic-paintings-choices/

STUDIO VISIT  http://studiovisitmagazine.com/volume-thirty-three-participants

COLLAB   http://collaab.it/portfolio/paint_melissa-mcgill/

BLVDS MAGAZINE http://blvdslv.com/vegas-creates/

LAS VEGAS WEEKLY https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/fine-art/2016/mar/30/artist-billboards-artpop-street-gallery-las-vegas/

FOX 5 Vegas - ArtPop to dot Las Vegas Freeways with Artwork 

GALLERIES

JEN TOUGH GALLERY jentoughgallery

ART DIMENSIONS  artdimensionsonline

SAATCHI ONLINE saatchiart.com/melissamcgill

ZATISTA  zatista.com/melissamcgill

BRETTWESLEY brettwesley.com

R.CLINEARTS rclinearts.com

PRINTS AND PRODUCTS

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EXHIBITIONS

SEPTEMBER 2018 

The Other Art Fair Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Chicago

SEPTEMBER 2018 

Extra Crispy - Gallery Artists, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA 

JULY 2018 

Summer Show - Gallery Artists, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA 

JULY 2018   

Art Expo Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

JUNE 2018   

MEMORIES OF WATER Solo Show Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

APRIL 2018

Group Show R Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV

MARCH 2018

The Other Art Fair LA, Los Angeles, CA

JANUARY 2018

Group Show - Paint The Town Las Vegas, NV

JUNE 2017

The Other Art Fair NY, Brooklyn, NY

MARCH 2017

Conrad Wilde Gallery 12th Encaustic Invitational Group Show, Tucson AZ

NOVEMBER 2016

Group Show Paint The Town Las Vegas, NV

JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2016

Solo Show - R Cline Arts, Las Vegas, NV

AUGUST 2015

Group Show Nevada Humanities Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

JUNE 2015

Art Design ConsultantsGroup Show,  Cincinnati, OH

MARCH 2015

Group Show Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

SEPTEMBER 2014

LUCENT Solo show Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV