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Melissa L. Thomas
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Ancient Muse by Little-Orca, visual art

Artist
  • United States
  • Deviant for 15 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
Welcome to the Deviant Art gallery of Melissa Thomas.

This gallery consists of original art works that were inspired by the sea, the dream realm, or causes she is passionate about. Though open to other materials, Melissa's primary medium is watercolor as she finds the fluidity of the paints to be perfect in capturing undersea life.

Melissa Thomas graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Fine Arts, with an unofficial minor in Women's Studies; and a Master's Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University. Her first direction in college education have been a degree in biology and accumulated much information on vertebrates and invertebrates both macro and micro. Her knowledge of the creatures' biology and physiology aids the representation of them in her works.

"I want to open the eyes of people to the beauty of the natural world, the oceanic environment of whales and dolphins. I want the people that view my work to be instilled with a sense of wonder and beauty found in nature the with hope of provoking them into wanting to protect it."

Be sure to check out the artwork in the "Scraps" section of this site to see more works.

Current Residence: Oregon
Personal Quote: "To Thine Own Mermaid Be True."

Favourite Visual Artist
Waterhouse, Mucha, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Photographs, Cloth, Mixed, Digital
Other Interests
Fine Arts, Music, Nature
Welcome to the Deviant Art gallery of Melissa Thomas. This gallery consists of original art works that were inspired by the sea, the dream realm, or causes she is passionate about. Though open to other materials, Melissa's primary medium is watercolor as she finds the fluidity of the paints to be perfect in capturing undersea life. Melissa Thomas graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Fine Arts, with an unofficial minor in Women's Studies. Her first direction in college education have been a degree in biology and accumulated much information on vertebrates and invertebrates both macro and micro. Her knowledge of the creatur
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Here is some news some of my fans have been waiting for. Prints of my work will be available for sale, but not right away. I am cleaning out my gallery here and uploading new scans and photographs of the favorite art pieces to make sure the colors and quality are worthy of being made into prints and hanging in the home. This includes a possible remake of "Rape of the Sea," possibly in color. Here is where this gets interactive. If there is an image you find on here particularly beautiful and would love it as a print, reply to this message with its title! I have an idea of which images on here will become prints, but without feedback from the
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I know that some of the viwers to this site are thinking, "Oh my gosh! She watermarked her images! That ruins them so much! Why did you do it, Melissa? Why!?!?!" Alright, so maybe they are not that dramatic about it, but I am sure there have been a few raised brows. I have never been a big fan of watermakring, as I think it can take away from the image. However, art is downloaded and stolen a lot from the interenet and used in things both private and public without the artist's permission. Therefore, I have chosen to watermark my images to protect them and I apologize to my audience for doing so and hope they understand why it was done. Ima
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Dig the mer-theme.  Swim on, my friend.
Thanks for the watch, Neha! :P