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Celebrating the Glorious Work of Melissa Graves Brown

Posted by Paul @ Art & Home on

lorida native, Melissa Graves Brown is a gifted artist with a keen eye for color contrast, and bringing the depth of nature's beauty to her canvas. She finds abundant inspiration in the rich landscape of Idaho, her current home and studio location.

Recently, Graves has been paining a series of landscapes, creating a body of work with an emphasis on imagination and attention to Nature. She paints mostly from a minds eye; however, is inspired by Idaho's grand landscape. 

Several of these stunning pieces have been loving recreated into gorgeous Tapestry Wall Hangings, now available from Art & Home:

Jewel River | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 51 x 50

Melissa Graves Brown - Jewel River | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 51 x 50

Brown's original, Jewel River, has a wonderfully magical sensibility, rich with color and light. A handsome, majestic tree stands proudly on the shore of a tranquil river, surrounded by glorious, vibrant shades of earth tones, greens, blues, rich gold tones, and hints of lush purple.

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Dreaming Tree Red | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 52 x 51.5

Melissa Graves Brown - Dreaming Tree Red | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 52 x 51.5

Inspired by the landscape surrounding her Idaho home and studio, Melissa Graves Brown once again captures the mystical, magic feel of nature. Dreaming Tree Red has been lovingly interpreted and translated into woven tapestry wall hanging. Talented artisans have crafted a wonderfully woven interpretation, abundant with glorious, vivid color. From the lush, color filled blanket of the forest floor, to the rich greens and gold tones of the handsome tree, all the way up to the expanse of vibrant, deep red sky, this is a one of a kind wall tapestry.

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Golden Grove | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 53 x 36

Golden Grove - Melissa Graves Brown | Tapestry Wall Hanging | 53 x 36

Golden Grove showcases Melissa Graves Brown's talent splendidly, and provided an excellent original for the talented tapestry artisans to work from.. They have beautifully captured the gorgeous golden glow of a stand of sturdy birch trees. Bountiful in vibrant shades of yellows, reds, and earthy greens, all set against a brilliant blue sky.

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Graves has been painting with a freshness which is emotionally and intuitively driven; first thinking of color, then contrast as surface tones. She hopes to capture the interest of the viewer with nuances and subtle layering of paint. 

Color remains her subject, only pushed into the shape of a landscape. Eventually, the painting takes on a life of its own.

She encourage people to user their imagination and be inspired by color, which is evident in the stunning works she creates.