|June 1st â€“ 30th
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Melissa Moss, who now lives in Los Angeles, has a background in color psychology and is well versed in the meanings of colors and their subtle shades and tones. Painting on wood with acrylic & gouache, Melissa combines colors in an arresting way, creating a tinted world that is very much her own invention.
Melissaâ€™s paintings of delicate trees and otherworldly flowers may depict adorable creatures being devoured or pretty pink flowers attacking a tree. Tiny details such as drops of blood or imperiled creatures are not always evident at first glance. Sometimes sinister, this is the subterranean landscape that lies beneath a childâ€™s fairy tale or a Saturday morning cartoon.