Rock Island’s Vallejo Is The Latest Artist Featured In The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery
Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery!
In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist.
It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon!
If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to featuring you and your artworks in our gallery!
A self-taught artist, Rock Islander Melanie Vallejo’s panoramic florals and colorful landscapes brighten up the Quad-Cities.
Recently, Vallejo chatted with us about her muse.
When did you first get into art and what got you into it?
I am a self taught artist. I have been painting since 2005 after purchasing a painting kit off of a TV ad in the middle of the night.
How would you describe your artworks to people who haven’t seen them?
I love nature so my pull is to create paintings that bring the outdoors in.
What’s your philosophy in regard to art?
My philosophy in regard to art is to create paintings that make me smile. If it can bring a smile to my face I know it will bring one to others.
Who are your favorite artists?
Donna Dewberry, Sandy McTier, and Tracy Moreau
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to continue creating and sharing my art!
Anything else you’d like to add?
I also host painting parties. Wine glasses and canvas are the most popular classes.