Subject Tags: water, sea, travel, sky, vacation, boat, ocean, tourism, beach, summer, reflection, landscape, river, dock, city, stairway, coast, swimming, building, holiday, seascape painting, marina, coastal decor, coastal, boat docks, channel, texas artist, texas, galveston, shrimp boats
Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This is where the shrimp boats moor in Galveston, Texas. The pelicans swarm this area because of the fish vendor in the blue building. When they throw their scraps out the back door, its solid pelicans pelicans, elbowing out the little birds. Pelicans are not shy.
Melinda Patrick began developing her art when she was a very young child. Her paintings are her vision of the places she loves, the colorful cityscapes and ordinary people that catch her eye. I was interested in art from an early age and was mentored by my Grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Earning my Bachelor of Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, I developed my art in oil. Many years spent as a graphic designer has changed my perspective and my recent medium of preference is acrylics. I use the fast drying time of acrylics to achieve crisp results. While I do work in other mediums, such as gouache and ink, it's acrylics on canvas that captures most of my creative spirit. She lives, works and paints in a pine forest near her native Houston.