Hello! I'm Melissa, an educator and printmaker living in Port Orchard, Washington. I studied art education at Western Washington University where I earned my BA and teaching certificate. Through my art program I was able to explore several mediums and focused my art concentration in fiber arts. For nine years I had the privilege of working as a K-8 art specialist in Renton and Seattle, Washington. Recently I have had the opportunity to participate in Wayzgoose Kitsap 2018 and 2019, Bremerton First Friday Art Walks, and am a member of West Sound Printmakers.
My online shop features my original block print designs printed on clothing and decor items. I appreciate every step of the printmaking process, and especially enjoy printing my work on fabric. Some of my more intricate pieces involve combining my block prints with other mediums such as gouache, watercolor, or embroidery. Many of my designs are inspired by my fondness of flowers, animals, traditional tattoos, and retro items.