Artist Spotlight: Melinda Driscoll
To celebrate Boulder Arts Week, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the amazing and talented local artists we have featured here at Rembrandt Yard! We have a brand new art exhibit on display right now, including super talented local and international artists.
To kick this off, we asked local abstract painter Melinda Driscoll some questions about her artistic style and what motivates her to create beautiful and calming works of art.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’ve lived in many places, but settled in Colorado in 2005 with my husband and son. I own and operate a management consulting company with my husband. We love to ravel and do almost anything outside. I also enjoy yoga, running, and reading.
How would you describe your artistic style?
I’m an abstract artist. I like to paint straight abstracts and also abstract seascapes.
What materials do you like to use?
I paint with acrylics, and almost exclusively with a palette knife.
How did you get started as an artist?
I’ve been pursuing something creative since I was a little girl. I got a degree in Clothing Design and Textile Design in college. I started painting with intention about 4 years ago, and I haven’t looked back!
What makes you stand out from other artists in the area?
I have’t seen another artist in the area that uses water as their focus. I think that my paintings are calm and soothing in a way that is unique. Water inspires me, I find it extremely healing. I love the strength, movement and fluidity. It can represent so many moods and feelings.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to run, hike, and do yoga. I enjoy traveling with my family, walk my dog, and of course paint!