Melanie is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has received a National Park Service Artist in Residence award eight times in parks coast to coast. Her expressive brushwork and color lend an aspect of the authentic to what she paints. Ms. Parke paints, teaches and promotes the arts with equal vigor.
*Click an image to enlarge and view slideshow. Rollover artwork, or on mobile device; click white dot in lower right corner, to view artwork details.