Size: 24"W x 30"H x 3"D
Year Created: 2010
Ready to Hang
Artists are creators. As an artist, I am able to be free and I am able to explore the hidden corners of life. With time, persistence and practice we are able to open these treasures to share with others. I have so much to share.
Melissa states “I am here to create art. I am here to touch others with art. I am thankful to be alive and I paint with passion. The energy that flows throughout my body is put into my body of artwork. I am always striving to capture the feeling, depth and flow of the moment. My desire is for a person to relax and let their mind wander and refresh as they look at the artwork.“
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an abstract painter that paints with energy, emotion and color. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life. She changes her environment and uses the materials around her to create her art in the moment. From oils, to acrylics, to inks, to chalks, to watercolors, each painting is original and inspired by the energy of the moment and each piece has a story. Melissa’s art is mostly created using her fingers, hands, breasts, and her body. She will occasionally use brushes but prefers to push the edge of painting by using her body and an endless variation of objects and materials. Melissa continues to push the boundaries of abstract art just as those who influenced her. Melissa is inspired by the lives and art of Picasso, Pollock, Kandinsky, Frankenthaler, Chagall, Da Vinci, Monet, & Degas. Melissa has worked with some brilliant creative minds in the art world. While living in Lake Tahoe she did plein air paintings with David DA Russo a student of Pablo Picasso. Picasso taught David to create and create and create. Melissa learned that the number one rule in being an artist is to always create art. Melissa states “I am here to create art. I am here to touch others with art. I am thankful to be alive and I paint with passion. The energy that flows throughout my body is put into my body of artwork. I am always striving to capture the feeling, depth and flow of the moment. My desire is for a person to relax and let their mind wander and refresh as they look at the artwork.“ Melissa’s art has been sought after for private collections and has a client base in France, UK, Sweden, Australia, China and the United States. Melissa was recently selected as one of ten artists in the United States to be represented at Art Basel in Miami & Art Platform in Los Angeles by Ruinart Champagne, a brand of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey. Over the summer Melissa Ayr was invited by the International Child Art Foundation to speak at the World Art Olympiad in Washington DC. The Art Olympiad is an event held every 4 years at the National Mall where Children from around the World can collaborate together to celebrate their creativity and imagination through the arts. Melissa Ayr is committed to excellence in quality, color and composition and has made a natural pursuit of advancing the areas of abstraction, self expression, pure creativity and of course, expanding the art of painting. Melissa uses custom made and hand stretched canvas and the finest paints and mediums that allow the art to endure the test of time. Melissa invites you to learn more about her passion, her unique style, and her dedication to her clients.