(Above: Resting in the Shadows, oil on canvas, 48×60)

Exhibition Dates: August, 2019 – October, 2019

Melynda Van Zee shares her artwork at exhibitions and art fairs throughout the United States. Her works are in the collections of numerous private and corporate collectors around the country. She is the author of an art technique book published by Lark Books and enjoys public speaking and teaching. Melynda earned her BA in Elementary Education and Art from Dordt College. Her studio is located in the heart of the prairies of central Iowa.

Says Melynda about her work: “I work with a process of pouring thick acrylic paints and washes of transparent acrylic color on canvas. I often use spiral imagery in my paintings to express my process of deep inner work, which has helped me to find the equilibrium and energy to pursue a creative life. The spiral is deeply symbolic of growth, change and transformation. The spiral is also one of the most commonly found design forms in nature.”

“My painting process is a method of looking deeply within to discover and express my inner spirit. I like to ask myself questions like “How do I create a life of abundant freedom?” In essence my paintings are prayers, longings, expressions for which verbal language falls short. My hope is that the colors, textures, and movement of this work will nurture your soul and creative spirit.”

Click thumbnails below to view work in the exhibit. All work is acrylic on canvas.