Stephanie Melissa | 1948 Tyler Street

Stephanie Melissa Mural

As a child, Stephanie Melissa would draw or paint as an outlet for stress. "It helped soothe my nerves and the tension. I like to say creating has always been my meditation. Calmness, yet alive is the feeling that I want to evoke when others view my work," says Steph. Besides strong, independent women, and good people, being in the South Florida arts community is what truly motivated her to pursue art full on.

When asked to explain her pattern-based murals, it comes down to a feeling. "I'm not so good with words so when I'm asked questions about my work I fall into my mind and into that feeling I get when painting. I try to verbalize, but I get stuck. Most of the time I just shrug and say "it feels good."


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