Few artists have the
impact of Melissa Harvil. The prolific painter from the lovely northwest
Georgia hamlet of Silver Creek has accomplished much during her young
years. Art teacher, poet, photographer and likely some more cerebral endeavors
Im not yet aware of, Ms. Harvil has an art degree from Shorter
College and completed an art internship at the acclaimed Rupertinum in
Salzburg, Austria. She is now enrolled in the Masters program at
The University of Georgia.
Her career as an established artist is firm and recognized, with gallery
exhibitions already under her belt and some prestigious sales of her spectacular
works. And she is still beginning to explore other challenges with so
Variety and diversity are omnipresent themes in Melissa Harvils
paintings. While she is prolific, this is the direct result of hard work
and long hours. I have something that requires me to stay with my
art until I finish, she told me during an interview in her large
studio. The expression doesnt end with a single painting.
I simply must move on.
She reminds me of no other artist. Her influences are from the bucolic
community where she grew up and the globe and universe. You need at least
a day to examine Ms. Harvils works. They are admirable. And you
are left breathless. There is simple understated beauty on one canvass
but the next shows a physically shattered woman. Culinary themes are not
uncommon. I found no artistic boundaries and as I have taken time to know
the gifted artist better, I understand that she possesses some rare creative
powers that will always find a way to tell us things we need to know.
Whether they are comforting or disturbing will depend on what soulful
forces are motivating her at a given time.
Harvil has strength of character not so common these days. Her creations,
life style, work ethic and personal standards are remarkable and rock
solid. She is immersed in life and unafraid of its challenges. She shares
what she knows through her art, through teaching and poetry. I suspect
there arent many artists twice her age who have achieved as much
as she has today.
Melissa Harvil is an important artist. Her works will last into other
eras and endure for the ages and should be treasures for future generations.
They will appreciate for their quality and especially for all that is
poured into them through the talents of this spectacular rising star.
You are going to hear much about Melissa Harvil. She is just too gifted
to be confined to Georgia. We proudly share her art enthusiasts everywhere.
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