Doreen Mellen (Fallbrook, California)
Inspiration for the evocative wall art and sculptural pieces is born from the perceptive eye Doreen Mellen casts on every experience and visual cue that surrounds her. Memories from her childhood in Tasmania, Australia, images from the many places she has lived and visited around the world, as well as real people are featured in her approachable and often thought-provoking pieces.
Ceramic sculptures and fragments of vitrified clay on neutral black, white, and natural canvasses find expression in this body of work. Dimensional paintings evoke music, movement or stillness, drawing on a gamut of emotions from light and lyrical to deep and thoughtful. Doreen disguises complexity as simplicity, captures movement in an inflexible medium, and finds perfection in imperfection. Imaginative, dimensional works emphasize creative play and experiment in the evolution of unique wall art and sculpture.