A newsletter about the art I’m making and the person making the art.
Hi, I’m Melinda.
I create whimsical landscapes and sceneries art from places I’ve been. And in this newsletter, I’ll talk about what inspires me, what I’m learning, discovering, exploring. I’ll take you behind the scenes of how I decide what to make, how it progresses from the initial idea to the finished piece…and I’ll share with you the stories; the heart in my art.
Whether you are curious about art, an art buyer, someone interested in making art, or just want to enjoy seeing the beauty in art, let’s connect.
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I’m a writer and an artist. My artworks are inspired by my life reflections and also observations of my physical surroundings, where you’ll see different landscapes and sceneries through my eyes. I love drawing and painting the traditional way, as I find it a form of relief from the digital world we are in. My line art is hand-drawn with black fine-liner pens on paper. Recently, I’m beginning to create vibrant coloured paintings using acrylic gouache. Follow me on my HopeMail newsletter and on Instagram for updates.
Here's my story.
As the only child in the family with no siblings to play with, my late mother would buy me books to read and art books to keep me occupied.
Coming from the maternal side of the family where different ones would paint, draw, play the guitar, sew, and do arts & crafts—I didn’t realise I was being nurtured by this creative environment.
Though always drawn to art and words, I ignored this artistic path, and choose “safer” careers for over two decades.
It was in 2016 when I went through a tough period in my life: family, health, and work, that I find solace through writing, and later in 2020, drawing.
Those difficult long years made me more sensitive towards other people’s pain; I developed humility (well, that’s surely an ongoing process). l also learnt to place my hope in a God whose promise never changes—amidst a world of uncertainties. I learnt to look for beauty in ordinary, everyday moments.
Now, I create art pieces to inspire, spread hope, and a little whimsy. Making art makes me happy! And I want to share with you the moments, where you’ll see through my eyes—the amazing sights and experiences from my exploration of our beautiful world.