Melissa is a watercolor artist, surface pattern designer and textile color consultant living in Eastern Long Island, NY surrounded by beautiful beaches and lush farmland. She loves living there because nature is her first inspiration. Daily beach walks, with her golden retriever April, provide a constant flow of beautiful subject matter to paint and draw.
She grew up surrounded by painters. Both of her Grandmothers painted, one with oils and the other pastels. They inspired Melissa to develop a love of art and color. Watercolor painting is her passion and part of a daily sketchbook practice. She enjoys mixing paints on her palette to transform a pencil sketch into magic.
Melissa began her study of Surface Pattern Design at Syracuse University where she earned a BFA then began her career in NYC. Through her background in color and design she’s created designs for Waverly Fabrics, Martha Stewart and Vera Bradley. You can view her paintings and Giclee prints at local Galleries and restaurants. Occasionally you can find Melissa at Pottery Barn and West Elm painting at a “meet the artist” event.
Blueprint will mark the Artist’s debut to the Design trade show circuit and Melissa can’t wait to share her work. See more of her work at http://www.melissahyatt.com and @melissajanehyatt on Instagram.