In late March Melissa Averinos traveled from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Vermont and spent two days painting in my studio.
As an art publisher it is amazing to get the opportunity to work directly with an artist. Our visit with Melissa Averinos was a good time to get acquainted and see her artistry in action. What I learned is that Melissa doesn’t waste any time in getting started. I turned my back for 5 minutes and she had eight paintings going all at once. She used sewing needles, hardware tools and anything with a point to make scratches and marks in wet paint. Afterwards the studio floor looked like it was littered with colorful crayon shavings. It was—in fact—curls of dried paint. While she worked I asked her a bit about herself to share with you.