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meet mel

muralist + fine artist

Hi beautiful people! I'm Mel, a muralist with a passion for transforming spaces into vibrant, joy-filled realms where every brushstroke tells a story. Specializing in portraiture and floral work, I'm here to sprinkle a little magic into your world.

My journey as an artist began in the world of oil painting, where I honed my craft and perfected the art of using color to evoke emotions and tell stories. Through years of dedication and exploration, I've learned how to bring figures to life on canvas and then to massive walls, making my wildest dreams come true.

Collaborating with clients to bring their ideas to life is what truly sets my soul on fire. There's something incredibly special about joining forces to turn visions into reality. Whether you're a brand, company, developer, or a dope person wanting to jazz up their living spaces, together we'll create something memorable. We'll weave your inspiration, and my style to reflect the perfect image that makes your space inviting and something you're forever proud of. Whether it's a bad ass portrait that captures confidence or a blooming floral masterpiece that breathes life into a space, each piece will be unique and a piece of both of us.

I might be 5'3" but no project or idea is ever too wild or big to me. From painting apartment buildings, to buses that move as marketing materials, to 130 ft walls for company campuses, I thrive on perfecting whatever challenge comes my way. Having my art work appreciated by the masses has become my life purpose. Find me on social media to see all my colorful creations.



How does the design process work? I work closely with clients to understand their visions and objective with the mural. From phone calls, to recieving inspiration photos or reference images I will create a mood board to keep our ideas in place. From there I will make up to 3 digital designs that act as inspiration for the final piece.  How much does it cost to commission a mural? Pricing varies depending on the project. However, I do have a $2,500 minimum. I use a method where I charge between $35-50 per square foot and the price gets calculated by the surface of the wall and the complexity of the design. How long do projects take? Every project is different! Factors include weather, the wall texture, how big the mural is, if there are objects on the wall, and the overall size. Some take me 3 days, while others have taken 3 weeks. An estimated time will be communicated before painting ever starts! Will you travel for murals? Yes! It makes me so happy to have my art all over the country. I do charge for traveling expenses, which range between $1,000-$2,000+ but I promise it’s worth the investment. For any project I will include how that price is determined. What kind of paint do you use? I use high-quality interior or exterior house paint. The paints I use assure that your mural will stay vibrant for years to come and are weather-resistant. Do you put sealants on your murals? I will only do this if the client advises and it is a separate charge. The quality of paint I use doesn’t make it a need, but there are sealants that can protect your masterpieces from graffiti and or sun damage if your wall is directly in it at all times. I can provide the best options and talk you through the process more in-depth if needed!  What materials are used for outdoor murals to ensure longevity? Since I use acrylic house paint and not spray paint my murals are ensured to last longer than others. Exterior paint can withstand weather conditions and hold onto vibrancy for years. I am a lover of Benjamin Moore paint and use various kinds (depending on the project) to make sure it's the perfect ones for the job.

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After you fill out this form and are accepted into Melanie's bookings, you will receive another, more detail-oriented form, which will prompt you to schedule a discovery call with Melanie. This process can take up to 3-5 business days. 

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