By focusing on the minute details that make every being unique, you can capture the very essence of their soul. As an artist, she 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. Melissas 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, focusing on intricate details through the layering of scratches to create specific textures and values.