Contemporary Coastal Abstract Art
Inspired by the Sea
Hi, I’m Melissa Marquardt. I am a contemporary artist working with acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. I am all about the color blue. All shades. All the time. I find my inspiration in nature among the southern California coastline and have a deep connection with the horizon line, it keeps me grounded. My personal goal is to create works of art that give collectors a feeling of peace and tranquility, intending never to paint a specific location, but to allow the paint to dictate the scene and transport each individual to a place in their own memory or imagination.
My word of the year for 2018 was COMMUNITY. I am so grateful for all the wonderful creatives that I have the privilege to know and love and who make my art community a beautiful place. For 2019, I have chosen the word EXPLORE. I head into this year with an open mind to new processes and with hope to travel and see new places that will feed my creative soul. Cheers to 2019!