|"Ancient Muse" was named for Loreena McKennit's album that had just been released at the time. The name also seemed to fit well given that dolphins have been muses for art since at least Ancient Greece.|
|The newest additions to my gallery can be seen above. Please click on the button below to see more. Categories for ease of locating images by subject are to the left in the gallery.|
Welcome to the Deviant Art gallery of Melissa Thomas.
This gallery consists of original art works that were inspired by the sea, the dream realm, or causes she is passionate about. Though open to other materials, Melissa's primary medium is watercolor as she finds the fluidity of the paints to be perfect in capturing undersea life.
Melissa Thomas graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Fine Arts, with an unofficial minor in Women's Studies; and a Master's Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University. Her first direction in college education have been a degree in biology and accumulated much information on vertebrates and invertebrates both macro and micro. Her knowledge of the creatures' biology and physiology aids the representation of them in her works.
"I want to open the eyes of people to the beauty of the natural world, the oceanic environment of whales and dolphins. I want the people that view my work to be instilled with a sense of wonder and beauty found in nature the with hope of provoking them into wanting to protect it."
Be sure to check out the artwork in the "Scraps" section of this site to see more works.
Current Residence: Oregon
Personal Quote: "To Thine Own Mermaid Be True."