Melissa Kreisa

Melissa was born and raised around Washington, D.C. Her love of drawing and painting as a young girl led her to a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. During this period she was chosen for an internship at Georgetown University assisting acclaimed medical illustrator Peter Stone. Later education and career choices moved her through graduate school and ten years in the corporate world managing an award winning team of graphic designers, computer artists & animators.

After spending a few years living in Australia and France, she settled with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay area of California. During this time she became an advocate providing hospitality and support to newly arrived refugees. The emotional challenges of this work was significant. To find balance, Melissa returned to her roots as a painter.

Her time working with refugees inspired the ‘Seeker Series’. In these paintings, she explores themes of strength and resilience through spirituality, contemplation, harmony and stillness. Her process involves layering, scraping, building up, washing off – exposing.

Melissa has been exhibiting through galleries in the US since 2009 and has recently moved to England and set up her studio in Surrey.

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Melissa was born and raised around Washington, D.C. Her love of drawing and painting as a young girl led her to a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. During this period she was chosen for an internship at Georgetown University assisting acclaimed medical illustrator Peter Stone. Later education and career choices moved her through graduate school and ten years in the corporate world managing an award winning team of graphic designers, computer artists & animators.

After spending a few years living in Australia and France, she settled with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay area of California. During this time she became an advocate providing hospitality and support to newly arrived refugees. The emotional challenges of this work was significant. To find balance, Melissa returned to her roots as a painter.

Her time working with refugees inspired the ‘Seeker Series’. In these paintings, she explores themes of strength and resilience through spirituality, contemplation, harmony and stillness. Her process involves layering, scraping, building up, washing off – exposing.

Melissa has been exhibiting through galleries in the US since 2009 and has recently moved to England and set up her studio in Surrey.

Make an enquiry about Melissa’s work


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Before and After
Acrylic and mixed media
102x76 cm
£1400
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Ageing Gracefully
Acrylic & Mixed media
50 x 60 cm
£690
Own Art £69 pm

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Sonnet
Acrylic & Mixed media
50 x 60 cm
£690
Own Art £69 pm



Into the Mystic 2
Acrylic and mixed media
100 x 100 cm
£1600
Own Art £160 pm

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Provenance
Acrylic and mixed media
60x50 cm

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Vivid
Acrylic & Mixed media
50 x 60 cm

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Gently
Acrylic and Mixed media
50 x 60 cm

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Rekindle
Acrylic and mixed media
60x50 cm

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Ether
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm
£690
Own Art £69 pm


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Regal
Acrylic and mixed media
76x61 cm

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Holding the Present
Acrylic and mixed media
102x76 cm

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Dream Catcher
Acrylic and mixed media
76x61 cm
£950
Own Art £95 pm


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Foundation
Acrylic and mixed media
80x80 cm

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Remember Your Dreams
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm

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Teal and Rose
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm

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Written in Stone
Acrylic and mixed media
50 x 60 cm

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Weathering
Acrylic and mixed media
76x61 cm

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A Little Rusty
Acrylic and mixed media
60x50 cn

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Tapestry
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm

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Surfacing
Acrylic and mixed media
40.6 x 40.6 cm

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Dreamer
Acrylic and mixed media
100 x 75 cm

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Nuance
Acrylic and mixed media
40.6 x 40.6 cm
£395
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Elemental
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm

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Standing Still
Acrylic and mixed media
60 x 50 cm
£690
Own Art £69 pm


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Little Gold 1
Acrylic and mixed media
20 x 20 cm

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Immersed
Acrylic and mixed media
100 x 100 cm

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In the Middle
Acrylic and mixed media
61 x 46 cm

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Patina
Acrylic and mixed media
102 x 76 cm

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Celeste
Acrylic and mixed media
80 x 80 cm

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Here I Am
Acrylic and mixed media
100 x 100 cm
£1600
Own Art £160 pm



Pacific
Acrylic and mixed media
24 x 36" (diptych)

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Silent
Acrylic and mixed media
122 x 122 cm

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Silver & Grey
Acrylic and mixed media
102 x 102 cm

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Seeking
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 51 cm

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Reflection
Acrylic and mixed media
61 x 51 cm

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Whisper
Acrylic and mixed media
50 x 60 cm

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