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contemporary folk art by melinda d curtin

contemporary folk art by melinda d curtin


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About Me

My Background

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.My first love was arts and crafts. I started making candles at 9 years old, moving on to drawing my own paper dolls and clothes the same year. At 14, my Dad bought me a sewing machine. I spent my high school years in my bedroom, which became my sanctuary- my sewing studio. I loved making quilts back then.... I have not stopped creating since! 


I officially started MELBECK STUDIO in 2005 in Tucson and started transitioning to the Northwest in 2012. This gave me a fresh perspective on my life and on my work. I traded cactus and desert for trees and water.


Wilde Meyer Gallery in Tucson and Scottsdale has represented my work for the past 12 years. Please visit!



My work

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My art career began as a watercolorist in the 1980s. I was represented by the oldest gallery in Arizona at the time.  Over the next two decades of owning an art gallery and raising two sons, I slowly gravitated back to crafts, on to acrylics, and beyond. I consider myself a mixed-media artist. Most of my work tends to look like quilts- my first real craft...


I have focused on painted floor art and reverse glass paintings for the past 25 years. Lately, I have ventured into designing fabric based on my designs and images. I am sewing all sorts of fun things with my art on the fabrics! I do have a Spoonflower shop where you can purchase by the yard!

INSPIRATIONS

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My subject matter centers around the Pacific and Inland Northwest and other places I travel, my home, my obsessions, family, friends, and our pup, Waffle. 


I sell my work in galleries, juried art shows, and in my online store. I work with several non-profits using my art to benefit their worthy causes. I am so grateful to do what I love! As always, I am happy to create a special piece of art for your home or office, or the perfect gift.


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