Melissa Linares studied Illustration and Visual Arts at Arts High School in Newark, NJ, continued on to study Traditional and Computer Animation, in Philadelphia, PA, and Graphic Design in Montclair, NJ. She hopes to bring her humor, urban and Latin background into her illustrations. At present, she is located in Philadelphia, PA and is available for commissioned illustration and freelance retouching.
Thanks Theresa, unfortunately my yard is covered in snow right now as well, and am looking for some inspiration. I was born in the States, and grew up in NJ and now I live in PA and still get the winter blues. It might be that my Puerto Rican/Guatemalan genes don't work with this weather. Perhaps now that spring is coming along I will feel more inspired to create more artwork. Though, sometimes what inspires me is a little merengue music. heehee
Thank you for the comments on the tree of life and garden photo. It means a lot, especially since I have been feeling a bit frustrated with the winter blues... usually I will keep myself busy with art projects until spring and then jump into my gardening, but we are (happily) remodeling a basement for a studio. This is exciting but I foolishly boxed up all my tools and am feeling like I am often walking in circles! Haha.. reading your kind comments and looking at your sketches have inspired me to think about starting a drawing... that reminds me... you should post more of your wonderful work here, the other Latinas would love them!
Have a great day... hope it's sunny for you in PA