Artist's Statement ::
All of my art work is a mixed media style. It is a combination of painting, drawings, photography and sculptural elements. They are all composed and enhanced digitally to create the final piece of art work. The final piece ends up to be a digital file that I then make into a Giclee print on Somerset 330mg fine art paper. This allows me to make prints from anywhere from 100% to 300% of the original (file) size.
All of my art reflects the concept and mood of my mind at the moment. That is why the subject matter varies so greatly. Styles in art come and go. But a well conceived and finely executed piece of art can last throughout the ages. Art work that you never get tired of looking at is my ultimate goal.
In kindergarten Mel’s teacher sent a note home to his Mother, “Please teach Mel to color inside the lines.” Well, he never learned that, but did continue to practice his drawing and painting. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, with honors, he became an Art Director and Creative Director in the advertising business and lent his talents to clients like: Paul Masson Wines, Volkswagen, Clairol, Sunkist Oranges, Jamaica Tourist Board, The Milk Advisory Board, Nestles Foods, Trader Joe’s Markets, Sony and Universal Studios, and many more. They must have liked his work because the business bestowed every award they had upon Mel. The Museum of Modern Art in N.Y.C. and the Smithsonian Institute in D.C. even exhibited his work. While working in the business world and raising a family, Mel never stopped creating his own personal art work. And now spends the majority of his time creating art for galleries and personal collectors. And he also teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Because Mel is never satisfied with just one technique, his work is a mixed media style that combines drawing, painting, photography, even some sculptural elements. They are all composed digitally and enhance. He then prints the final art work on fine art paper (Somerset 330mg.) and makes limited edition Giclee prints.
If you ask Mel what his favorite piece of creative work is – he’d tell you without hesitation, that it is without a doubt, his three children.
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