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Melinda Elwell Deegan
Award Winning Multimedia Artist

My background as an artist includes a B.S.S. in Art Education and thirty plus years as a teacher

of fine arts, and a lifetime as an artist. I have worked in many media; 3D and 2D.

Since becoming a Floridian, I find myself drawn to coastal themes and other local nature. The

two genre I work most often with are acrylic coastal paintings, and assemblages that are music


I often do large scale paintings on wood, which helps to demonstrate the sense of space in

nature, as well as the freedom to scale a painting however suits the subject! The texture of the

wood enhances the sense of nature in these pieces.

As a hobby guitarist, I am also fond of musical themed works. I often curate instruments,

which are no longer suited to play, or even parts of instruments to include in my pieces. Often

these are altered or painted in some way. Other elements I may use include photos, found

objects, texture or typography that help convey a theme or symbolic interpretation.

My regular gallery space may be viewed at Strawbridge Art League. I have also exhibited at

Melbourne Main Street Artist Spotlight.

I am available for commissioned pieces to suit your space and interest.

Some local honors include:

Best in show

Featured artist in” Brevard Live Magazine.”

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