Melodye studied oil painting with mentor artist Urban Bird for 6 years, and studied drawing and art therapy at East Tennessee State University. She is self-taught in the mediums of pastel, watercolor and digital art. She has sold many commissioned portraits and considers pastel portraits to be her specialty area. Portraits can be commissioned by contacting her via Fine Art America or Freelanced.com..
Melodye is currently illustrating a children's book, a fiction book cover for publication, and working on commissioned art for Total Health Clinic's Spa room.