By focusing on the minute details that make every being unique, you can capture the very essence of their soul. As an artist, Melissa strives to capture the true nature of the people, creatures, and lands that together make up the breath-taking world that surrounds us. Her work shows individuals as they are, finding beauty in everything they represent. Melissa’s fine art scratchboard work is inspired by endangered species and wild places. This high contrast, hyper-detailed medium is perfect for wildlife portraits and expansive landscapes. Her work is photo realistic and exclusively black and white. Melissa’s goal as an artist is to create a collection of work that speaks to people on a deeper level, challenging them to see nature in a different way, and make them take another look at not only the pieces but how they interact with the world. Her personal goal as an artist is to build a sustainable business that allows her to dedicate her time and energy to creating pieces that make a significant contribution to the art world and protection of all things wild.