Peter Melonas - Fine Artist

Peter Melonas

Cordova, TN - United States

 
 
 

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Peter Melonas

Cordova, TN - United States

Peter Melonas - Fine Artist

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About Peter Melonas

I may over-critique my work, as I'm sure most artist do.
My best pieces are artworks that I have enhanced at least
twice. I may finish a drawing within a few hours or I may spend a number of days on a single piece. Of course, if you love to draw and paint, you brush up on your art and try to make it a little better. The mystery & detective storytelling has always been a favorite of mine. My popularity began with creating an imagery of characters from a mystery genre. Time after time, my name comes up quite often in search of a particular detective wearing a deerstalker cap.


Artist draw on their predecessors in ways that make each work a very personal history of art. They build on the works of the past, either inspired by or reacting against them, but always challenging them with their new creations.
One of my early influences was Thomas P. Gill, an American comic book artist,
best known for his nearly 11-year run drawings of The Lone Ranger.

My tutor and mentor was my father. He fueled a desire to pursue an occupation as an artist. I majored in Advertising as well as minored
in Fine Art at the University of Memphis. I began my long artistic
career in graphic design and screen printing.

In 1978, I went into business for myself as a retail entrepreneur. After retiring and no longer occupied with one's customary business, I became a full-time illustrator while working out of my home studio. Nowadays I've focused on a new and challenging role to play.
You may find my gallery of art displayed on the internet.

Art affects us. Each brush stroke on a blank canvas helps show the world as seen through an artist's eyes.
Paintings are a mysterious journey that we never know quite where it will take us.
It could be a Byzantine Icon, a Norman Rockwell illustration, or the cover of a comic book.

I have a love for the arts in all its various and beautiful forms. When I create a work of art it is like going on an adventure You can never tell when something extraordinary will happen once paint is applied to canvas. I truly believe anyone can learn how to paint if they give themselves a chance. I hope my own passion for art is contagious!
I want to take artwork into the community so, that everyone can enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it. A gallery of artistry for them to view my creative side.
It's like an adult version of 'Show and Tell.'

Art speaks where the written word fails.' I cannot presume to predict what the public will want to possess. I can only paint what I love and hope that someone else will love it as well.

Commissions and prints available upon request.

Reply by email: fancifullart@hotmail.com

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