Melissa Renee is a contemporary artist whose works span the globe. Creating paintings, wallpaper murals, and textiles is her passion. Her work can be found in luxe Interiors + Design Southern California Edition. She began her career in the beauty industry where she worked behind the chair as a color specialist, educated for major color brands, and spearheaded a startup beauty company as their National Sales Manager. With a desire to explore new ways to express her creative self, she returned to school to receive a formal art education. Growing up between two worlds, she was shaped by country living in the South, and sunny days spent at the beach in Southern California. The ocean captivated her heart, inspiring the name ‘fiery for deep blue.’ It is the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air” that influences Melissa’s artistic expression. Although resin seascapes make up a large portion of the work she does, she also loves to work with other mediums such as oil and acrylic. Creating contemporary pieces with the addition of metallic pigments and a bold color palette provides a nice contrast to her serene pieces. She has gallery representation across the US along with representation for the movie, film, and print industry. Seven of her paintings can be found at EverEve retail stores across 5 states. She is a current member of the Orange County Fine Arts Association and the Dana Point Fine Art Association.