I approach each piece as a unique story in itself. This allows me to explore the subject and connect to the viewer without losing the intrinsic beauty it has on its own. The story evolves as I paint and the titles emerge as the work progresses. Engaging the viewer by applying oil with palette knives, ink brayers and brushes creates geometric texture juxtaposed with luminosity. I am inspired by justice, compassion, equality, longing, beauty and hope.  These themes become the underlying message I desire to convey.

My work has sold to collectors and through designers across the US and the UK. I have shown in galleries in Ohio, North Carolina and Indiana. 

 I attended Grace College where I studied Fine Art with an emphasis in painting. My growth as an artist has been through experimentation, personal study and group
 studio evaluations.

  My affiliations are with the Ohio Art league, Ohio plein Air Society, Ohio Plein Air group, Artist Forum -Warsaw, Indiana, ArtLink Fort- Wayne, Indiana, Western Reserve Artist Archive member, Cleveland Heights Art league, Cleveland Museum of Art associate, and Inaugural jury member of the McConnell Art Center of Worthington, Ohio.

  I work out of my studio in Delaware, Ohio where I live with my husband of 34 years.

"Art.  It has been like a profound whisper that fills a room. Calling me to enjoy the world with inquisitive exploration. Lifting the surface to unearth the unseen and portray with a vision that speaks to the soul."

Gallery Representation: Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio
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Group shows:
Cary Art League Spring show: Cary Ballet conservatory  Cary,NC February,2007

Honoring Artists: Raymond James Building  Durham,NC  Nov.2007 - Jan. 2008

Spring Creek studio Show    Delaware, OH. November 2008

"Sunnyside Up" High Road Gallery    Worthington,OH.  March 2009
     Awards: "Farmer's Hope" People's choice award and Honorable mention

"Captured Memories"  The Anthem Building  Worthington,OH  May 2009

"WAAL Show"  Dublin Art Fair   Dublin,OH  August 2009

"Applesauce"  The Anthem Building   Worthington,OH    October 2009

Solo Show:
"Journey of Two Friends"  - "Wide Open Spaces"  The Art Loft Gallery      Delaware,OH.  September,2009

"Blood Water Mission with Jars of Clay fundraiser" Powell, OH. October 2009

Inaugural Juried Art show McConnell Art Center  Worthington, OH November 2009

"New Building New Work" McConnell  Art Center Worthington, OH. Juried/Judged Art show - "Cerulean View" 2nd place January 10 - Feb. 22

"The Photograph: Inspiration and Art" Pennington on Paper Gallery Columbus, OH. May - September 2010

"Artist Spring Salon": Turner Gallery Columbus, OH. May-August 2010

"Geology:Works of Wonder" Solo show, Hayley Gallery New Albany, OH. March 2012

"Fall fundraiser and auction" Worthington Christian schools, Worthington, OH. fall 2012

"Five year Anniversary Show" Hayley Gallery New Albany, OH. November 2012

"2012 Renaissance Hotel Show" Columbus, Ohio

"2013 Renaissance Hotel Show" Columbus, Ohio

"Blood Water Mission with Jars of Clay Fundraiser" April 2013

"St Regis Spring Show" Warsaw, Indiana  May 2013

"Winona Lake juried Art festival" Winona Lake, IN. 2013

"Art and Soul"  Fort Wayne, IN  March 6th 2014

"Street Level" Solo show Hayley Gallery, December 2014

"From the Dust"/ Industrial Art Show, Article Gallery, Waterloo, Ohio September 2015

"Coming Home" Solo show, The Gallery, Warsaw, Indiana  March 2016

Jury inaugural show, The Gallery, Warsaw, Indiana  April 2016

Article Gallery group show  Waterloo, Ohio June 2016

"Light in place and texture" The Gallery, Warsaw, Indiana 2017

"Light in Place and texture II" Lakeland Art Gallery Winona Lake, IN 2017

"Urban Scrawl"  Franklinton Arts District ,Columbus,Ohio August 2017

"Anniversary Show" Hayley Gallery, New Albany, Ohio November 2018

"Color and Light Collective" New Albany, Ohio December/ January 2019

"The Portrait Show" Blockfort Gallery Columbus, Ohio / March 2019

"Group Show" Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio / September 2019

"Wildflower" Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio/ February 2020

"Virtual Scrawl" Franklinton Arts District, Columbus, Ohio 2020

"Viewpoint 52" Cincinnati Art Club National Juried Show/ September 2020

"Size Matters VII" (100 Works under 100 Square)  Pennington Custom Art Services
Columbus, Ohio Virtual Show October 10th - December 31st  

"Of Field and Fallow" Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio February 2021

"Art Museum Salon" Columbus Art Museum Garden, Columbus OH July 2021

"Art For Life" -"Marks of Humanity" Columbus Museum of Art  October 2021

"Ohio Art League Spring Juried  Exhibition" Pennington Custom Art Services May 14th -June 24th 2022

"New Beginnings" Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio October 2022

"Of Black Skin" Schumacher Gallery Bexley, Ohio February 2023

"RoseBud" Sarah Gormley Gallery Columbus, Ohio  February 2023

"Ohio State Fair Juried Show" Award: Friends of  the Cultural Arts Center July 2023

"Visage" Blockfort Gallery Columbus, Ohio August 2023

"Art For Life" Juried Show Columbus, Ohio October 2023

"What is Real" ORAC Inaugural Group Show Beeler Gallery Columbus, OH April 2024

"UALC COPA Plein Air Group Show Dublin, OH April-May 2024





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 Melodie ThompsonDelaware, OH614-746-3559