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Icescape X and more art by Celina Melo

Icescape X
36 x 36 inch (h x w)
Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
not for sale

Artist Statement
I’ve always been drawn to the water. I am mesmerized by its reflective surface, its ability to change colour and its transformative power. As such, Georgian Bay has become my muse, where I explore the possibilities of representing the reflective, dynamic qualities of water, snow and sky through mixed media. Moving across the heavily textured canvas, the lustre of the pouring medium mimics the sparkle and dynamism of water. Bold textures contrast with the delicate sheen. Gestural lines and reflective pools of pouring medium lie over aspects of painted imagery to create a landscape that meanders between abstraction and realism.

Artist Bio
Celina Melo is a landscape painter, working in acrylic and mixed media. She graduated from York University with a BFA Hons. Spec. Visual Arts and a B.Ed in 2006.
She is a high school art teacher and exhibits her work in juried shows across southern Ontario. She has partnered with Georgian Bay Land Trust, to whom she donates 5% of all sales.
She is the new Leader of Lakeshore Art Trail, the Online Exhibition Coordinator and juried member of Colour and Form Society, member of Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, and Ontario College of Teachers.
She lives in Mississauga with her husband, two daughters and her yellow Labrador Retriever.



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