“I am an intuitive painter, and have been painting for most of my life. I am self-taught, but have taken many painting classes along the way. I put my art on the back-burner while raising my 3 sons, but now find myself in a kind of art renaissance with them grown.
My work is about light and freedom. My art is a series of many different layers contributing to the whole piece, adding depth, passion and a reflection of who I am, and where I come from.
Lately, I find myself looking to the light…trying to capture it’s elusiveness, and the subtle images that inspire me. The many layers of transparent colors, and the simplicity of the images I use, convey a sense of lightness and liberation. These whisper to my soul and move my spirit…and hopefully yours.
Melissa Abide Griffith has been painting for 30 years. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta, attended Louisiana State University, lived in Chicago for 26 years, and recently moved to Bentonville, Arkansas.”
Her work can be found in private collections in: Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; San Francisco, CA; Chattanooga, TN; Rogers, AR; Bentonville, AR; Fayetteville, AR; Alexandria, VA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Pass Christian, MS; Greenville, MS; Little Rock, AR; Baton Rouge, LA; Fayetteville, AR; Madison, MS; Charlotte, NC; Bella Vista, AR; Jacksonville, FL; Nashville, TN; Oxford, MS; Greenville, MS; NYC,NY; Long Island, NY