Katie sees objects, landscapes and faces as powerful storytellers. When composing a painting, whether still life, landscape, or portrait, her hope is to inspire viewers to stop, look and reflect.
About Katie Melanson
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Katie resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with her husband and two young children. Katie is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics, a graduate of the Academy of Realist Art (ARA), a private institution teaching drawing and painting in the old master tradition and studied icon writing at the St Vladimir Institute.
Named one of the top 21 emerging artists under the age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine in September 2011, her published piece “Everlasting Moments” caught the interest of American art collectors and galleries, creating several commission opportunities. She has been a finalist in the prestigious Art Renewal Center’s International Salon competition for multiple works in the still life category. Her artwork graces the cover of the New Margaree Handbook, a guide to the salmon pools in Margaree, Cape Breton; a place near and dear to her heart and where she loves to fish. She has exhibited at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax Nova Scotia, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick and many of her pieces have toured with various exhibitions in Atlantic Canada. She was also featured in the documentary film, Searching for Realism. For the past few years, she has focused primarily on a Mother and Child collection of portraits. Currently represented by Down To Earth Art Gallery, Katie is developing a body of work which includes the genres of landscape, still life and portraiture.