Let me introduce myself, my name is Melissa Antonio and I'm a self-taught, mixed media artist living in Toronto, Canada.
I can't tell you how much I LOVE to paint!
As in, EVERY step of the process. It gives me a sense of freedom and limitless creativity. This journey I'm on is equal parts exciting and challenging, but its reward really is the greatest: Being able to share what I love to do.
I feel so lucky and extremely blessed just to get to paint every single day! I grab my headphones, put on my favourite playlist, turn the volume past the recommended levels (whoops), and get into my creative mindset. I HAVE to listen to music to put out my best work. It's a special kind of focus I have when the music is blasting and I shut out everything beyond the walls of my studio.
I create art because it gives me an intense feeling of joy and freedom. I love using texture in each art piece which is significant to what life brings at times. The uncertainty, the ups and downs, the challenges that makes everything on this journey extra special.
I use different types of plaster, ink and acrylic paint. Although you will find some colour in my artwork, I am drawn to the more neutral minimalistic colour palette.
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