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Melissa A. Torres is Registered Nurse, originally from Newburgh, NY, with no formal art education. She began taking an acrylic art class in March of 2011, but has been painting and drawing since childhood. Most of her work so far has been commissioned pieces. She loves to transform a photograph of a person's loved one(s) or pet(s) into a work of art. Sometimes she paints it exactly like the photo, but at times she changes the background or several things to individualize the painting to her style. She is most comfortable working with acrylic, but has done work in water color, pastel, and charcoal, and recently began working with water mixable oil. Melissa finds inspiration in just about anything, but usually nature, people, and pets. Paintings that aren't commissions are usually as a result of a desire for her to challenge herself and to learn more.
She member of RAW:natural born artists, Contemporary Fine Art International, and Artists of Texas.
Melissa presently lives in San Antonio, TX, and works as an Emergency Room Nurse. She is the girlfriend to a wonderful man, the mother to a lovely son and two dogs, and the grandmother of a little angel. You can see her complete portfolio on her website, www.melissaatorresart.com. Visit and “like” her page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaA.TorresArt. You may also visit her blog at www.melissaatorresart.com/apps/blog. To contact her, you may simply send an email to MATart75@gmail.com.