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Mel Bashore

Mel Bashore

I am a mixed-media painter currently inspired by water, line making, playful colors, and a love of St. Augustine. My past professional experiences as a graphic designer and interior designer have informed my paintings, letting me open up with color to create eye catching visuals. Instead of text telling the story in my work, I use bold lines to draw the eye through the piece. Following Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, I refocused my attention to painting and primarily use watercolors. Like during hurricanes, the water goes where it wants, which—while distressing—also brings wonder and beauty. I enjoy expressing these feelings through color and abstract lines in my paintings, drawing inspiration from the ocean, our home garden, and the waterways and topography of our region.

B.A. Studio Arts – 2005 – University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus
Design Consultant – 2006-2007 – Designs of the Interior, Jacksonville FL
Graphic Designer – 2007-2010 (contract/freelance) – Majority Strategies, Ponte Vedra FL
Graphic Design / Sales Support – 2007-2010 – Acosta Sales and Marketing, Jacksonville FL
Graphic Design – 2012 – MAP Destinations, St. Augustine, FL
Freelance Interior decorating / color palette consultations – Ongoing

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