Melissa Nabulsi Collection
Oceanside, California, USA
My love for art was inevitable as I was born to two artists, my father was a commercial artist, and my mother, a Southwestern watercolorist. I dabbled in the art room as a kid but my original love was music, which I began studying at the age of 8. My career that paid the bills was medical transcription for 25 years. I retired in my 50s and picked up the paint brush again.
I’ve always been a gardener as well but moving to Oceanside, California in 2017 has taken it to a new level in the variety of flowers that I can grow. This has inspired more vibrant flowers in my paintings. Our sunsets here come in purple, pink, magenta, yellow, and orange; hence my love for painting vibrant sunsets.
I paint with watercolor, acrylic and oil. The story of any painting is the colors I choose and what story the colors tell; basically, a journal of that day. Nothing has to be traditional. I try to dig deep into my imagination and just let the colors lead the way.
I welcome you to enjoy the colors of my imagination, displayed through bold colorful strokes on the canvas. No reality allowed in my workshop--just daydreams of color!