Melissa Whitaker

The Art of Disappointment

By Melissa Whitaker / November 25, 2018 / 3 Comments

Ahhhhhh.  Disappointment, the gum on the shoe of every artist.  Difficult to remove and a constant reminder of a step once taken.

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American Triage

By Melissa Whitaker / November 5, 2018 / 1 Comment

Offensiveness seems to be the new normal and I do not want to be “normal.” 

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False Truth

By Melissa Whitaker / October 21, 2018 / 2 Comments

When long held beliefs turn out to be false there is a foundational shift that occurs. An earthquake of the conscience that makes one re-examine everything that they have been taught.

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Multi-colored abstract painting of colors swirled together .

The Curse of Being Nice

By Melissa Whitaker / September 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

In today’s world in order for a woman to achieve success the label “Too Nice” is the hemlock in her cup of caffeine each morning.

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A Few Minutes More

By Melissa Whitaker / August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Star Light, Star Bright

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Seeing Things Differently

By Melissa Whitaker / July 29, 2018 / 2 Comments

“…the truly wise person is color-blind.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

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Speak No Evil, Draw No Evil

By Melissa Whitaker / July 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

When does being considerate of others become censorship of self?

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Of Course Photography is Art

By Melissa Whitaker / July 12, 2018 / 1 Comment

If it inspires, then it is art.

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Multi-colored abstract painting of colors swirled together on a horizontal field of white.

Yes. I have another job.

By Melissa Whitaker / July 5, 2018 / 2 Comments

I have often felt that the art world does not consider artists who must work a second, third, or fourth job as a serious, professional artist.  I have been a REALTOR since 2002 and an artist all my life, but I still have bills that must be paid and a family to feed, so yes, I have another job. 

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Multi-colored abstract painting of colors swirled together .

Addressing the Fear

By Melissa Whitaker / June 26, 2018 / 3 Comments

“It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” ~ Paul Cezanne Fear is the one thing that can stop any progress from being made. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. As an artist I struggle with fear constantly, however fear is […]

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