Celina Melo

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Celina Melo is a landscape artist, whose acrylic and mixed media paintings feature the spectacular vistas of Georgian Bay. The physical texture of the work combined with the sparkle of her finished surfaces evoke the rugged, yet soothing experience of being at the water's edge.

Melo graduated cum laude from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Specialist in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education in 2006. She is a teacher for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Melo’s art is exhibited in juried shows across the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. She is an active member of the Colour and Form Society, Lakeshore Art Trail, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, and Ontario College of Teachers. She currently lives in Mississauga and enjoys cottage life in Tiny on the shores of Georgian Bay with her husband, daughters and Labrador Retriever.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I am compelled to capture and celebrate the intensity, rhythm and power of water. Georgian Bay often acts as muse, as my landscape paintings tie my Canadian experience of being near the lake at my cottage with the awe-inspiring and therapeutic properties of water. Through my paintings, I invite the viewer to my calming, yet overwhelming experience of standing at the water’s edge.

My process explores the reflective, colour-changing qualities of water and sky. Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

$2,500.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

36x48"

Around the Bend features lots of texture and abstract areas to explore in the rugged rocks, while creating a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously.

Celina Melo

$2,500.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

36x48"

Sky, Water & Rocks Aglow combines three of my favourite subjects - cloud-swept sunsets, reflective jewel-toned water and textured rocks. The glow of the sunset touches and transforms the landscape. This painting includes actual sand to give another dimension of texture.

Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$1,100.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

18x36"

Wintertide tries to capture the surreal and intense quality of winter sunsets on Georgian Bay. The hues are so vibrant and warm, that they seem to defy logic that this exists on a cold winter's evening.

Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$800.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

24x24"

Icescape XIV is part of my Icescape Series, which explores Georgian Bay during its majestic winter transformation.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$800.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

24x24"

Icescape XIII is part of my Icescape Series, which explores Georgian Bay during its majestic winter transformation.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$2,300.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

36x36"

Icescape XI is part of my Icescape Series, which explores Georgian Bay during its majestic winter transformation.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$2,300.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

36x36"

Icescape X is part of my Icescape Series, which explores Georgian Bay during its majestic winter transformation.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo

$2,300.00 CAD

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

36x36"

Icescape IX is part of my Icescape Series, which explores Georgian Bay during its majestic winter transformation.
Moving across the painting, the sheen of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water, bringing a sense of life and transformation to the canvas. Bold textures balance and contrast with the delicate sheen, just as nature and life grace us with tranquility and engulf us simultaneously. Gestural lines and reflective pools over aspects of painted imagery and texture combine to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Celina Melo