Artist Inspiration: Melissa James

July 06, 2011

After posting pics of
the other day, I was asked
about the large painting (above)
just around the corner from it.

So happy to share the artist with you...
she is my very talented personal friend

My treasured painting
with soothing shades of grey and sand
is called "Progression."

Melissa James

Melissa is an incredible
photographer and stylist as well.


She often works
with acrylics on canvas,
inspired by nature's
beauty outside her window.

And her taste?

It's the best!
When she says buy a particular
scarf or jacket or whatever,
its wise to buy it.
'cause this girl has an eye.

stunning snaps of Paris

To see her inventory, commission a painting,
or book this Chicago-based photographer,
visit Melissa James Studio.

Across the Universe



The artist is in aviators with
me  a monkey on her back.

Melissa is one of the friendliest, funniest,
and creative people you will ever meet!

Isn't her work tranquil and ethereal?

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. Wow, her work is gorgeous!!!

  2. Love it, Michele!
    I wish I could paint and capture a mood and emotions like that.
    Truly a gift.
    Thanks for sharing this local gal with us!

  3. Michele - I love her artwork. Serene and beautiful. Very soothing. And I am not a bit surprised that you are a lucky owner! I am so glad you did this post. (I am so following the link).

    Happy, happy to you! (We have spent ALL day at the beach. Good times!).


  4. Your friend's paintings are gorgeous! So tranquil and beautiful! She is very talented! X

  5. Stunning post, Michele!!

    Thank you so much for your super sweet comment, sweetie. I truly appreciate it!


    Luciane at

  6. I need this kind of quiet beauty in my life, Melissa's work is stunning and soothing.

    It's lovely that you know her and have her beautiful work in your home.

    Meera xx

  7. i AM lucky, meera. her work fits so perfectly with what i'm trying to accomplish here with peace and atmosphere.

  8. lovely work, photos and painting, are all very very pretty.

  9. Lovely painting and her work is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.


Your comments add to the beauty...thanks in advance for your kindness.


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