Melissa attends the Adventurers Academy of Lifelong Learning, in Austin, Texas, among her many other activities. She especially likes attending live music events with the group. For the past two summers she has joined two extended adventures to the Silver Spur Ranch in Bandera, Texas, (“Cowboy Capital of the World”). She loves riding, working with the horses, and visiting with the cute cowboys. Melissa enjoys spending time writing, attending concerts and theater productions as well as singing and playing her guitar.
Her art mirrors her love of rock and country music with an eye-catching use of color and a vibrant use of line. Melissa is a patient and conscientious artist, focusing a great deal on the details of her work. She tends to paint in the decorative style yet also produces interesting landscapes. She is inspired by nature, music, her home and the Texas Longhorns.