This heavy sculptural impasto painting by Melanie Brannan includes shades of pastel colors with pink blue lavender and green to portray an impressionistic view of a River landscape. “We Are Stones in the River” is 36x48x1.5” acrylic on canvas.
Artist Biography: Melanie M Brannan - Artist and Educator Dallas, Texas
At an early age Melanie M Brannan loved art. In elementary school her crayon drawings drew the attention of classmates and the objection from her teachers for not following exact instructions. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University, Brannan opened her graphic design firm in Dallas which she had for 25 years. In 2009, she returned to painting. While starting this new career, Brannan taught painting classes. She discovered how much she loved to teach. In 2017, Golden Artist Colors invited her to become a Certified Educator for their paints. Brannan stated, “Training with Golden was without a doubt the greatest week of my life, in New Orleans with artists from all over the world.” Brannan’s major influences are Matisse, van Gogh, and Kandinsky. Being a prolific painter, she had six solo exhibitions from 2018-2021. Brannan is inspired by compassion, truth, and respect. That’s how she lives her life. She resides in Dallas, Texas.