Visual and Performing Arts
MAD Gallery at 130 Art Alley will present “Music and Lyrics” – acrylic and mixed media paintings by Melanie Douthit. “Music and Lyrics” is a playful collection of work inspired by music. Melanie incorporates this theme in her whimsical style with saturated colors, visual fun, and texture.
“Many times a song lyric will give me a visual image that I feel compelled to put on canvas. My goal is to create something fun, and, amazingly, many of my collectors use the word “happy” to describe my art.” Melanie stated. “My reward is when someone personally connects with a piece. ”
Melanie started selling her original art online in 2000 and since then has sold paintings to collectors both nationwide and internationally. Her “Mardi Gras Dachshund” paintings hang in over 25 Mimi’s Café Restaurants, and remains one of her most collected scenes. A few years ago Melanie expanded her creativity by working within the paper craft industry. Since then she started merging both of her loves – paper and paint, and many of her paintings combine both of those loves.
Melanie has exhibited her art work in various regional exhibits including the 102A Bistro and Crescent City Coffee in Ruston, The Old Post Office Museum in Winnsboro, Monroe’s Blend of the Bayou, and most recently, the Tunica Riverpark Delta Artists Exhibit, Tunica, Mississippi. Her work as been in galleries in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Arkansas. She is a juried member of The River Gallery in West Monroe. Melanie was featured as the Bayou Artist for the July 2013 issue of Bayou Life Magazine. You can see more of her work at www.melaniedouthit.com
Music during the April 3 Gallery Crawl at MAD Gallery will be with Gray Matter.