Melanie Christon attended Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied glass-blowing with Dale Chihuli. She was a stained-glass artist in NYC, commissions include The Other End and Le Figaro Cafe. She studied painting at The School of Visual Arts and The City University of New York, graduating with a B.A.
Melanie also studied with several abstract painters of the New York School, her most influential teacher was Patricia Passlof, a student of Willem de Kooning. She moved to New England and began painting en plein-air; studying with David Curtis and Caleb Stone in Massachusetts, and with Stan Moeller, in York, Maine.
She has won numerous awards; in 2012 a painting was purchased by The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA to be part of the permanent collection. In 2008 she was awarded the popular vote at the Thatcher Island Show, in Rockport, MA. She has exhibited at many events including Beacon Hill Art Walk in Boston, The Danforth Museum, Essex Art Center Wet Paint, Newburyport Friends for Peace and The Crane Estate. Melanie is influenced by The French and American Impressionists, and contemporary Plein Air Painters of America. She is a member of The Newburyport Art Association, The Andover Artists Guild, NH Plein Air, and Plein Air Painters. She paints in The Catskills, in New Hampshire, and along the coast from Maine to Cape Ann.
Melanie is represented by:
Angles & Art, Haverhill, MA
Bodin Historical Photo and Fine Art, Gloucester, MA
Cornerstone Gallery, Newmarket, New Hampshire