About Me

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My name is Melissa (a.k.a. Missy) and I am a wife to my darling hubby Jason and a mother to my
beautiful little angel Elizabeth and my sweet princess Catherine. I also have a cute puppy
named
Sarah and a sweet kitty named Molly.

I have a bachelor degree in Art and I have been painting for 20 + years. It is my true passion.
It was Elizabeth who inspired me to specialize in painting portraits of children after I had painted a portrait of her
when she was only 9 weeks old. I also have a passion for painting animals. Sometimes I take the advice
from my favourite artist, Norman Rockwell. He had once said "If the composition doesn't work, just add a dog".

I am also a graphic designer. Besides art, I love music. I play the piano, guitar and trumpet and
I also sing and perform. I was once on Canadian Idol as well as participated in a singing group for YTV's Treehouse.

Please let me know if you would like a custom portrait painted. All you need to do is send me a photo
and I can recreate it into a original work of art.