Melana is originally from the Pacific Northwest, and because of her love of travel and her pursuit of education, she has additionally lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast.
Melana is a working artist; her art is greatly inspired by human relationships and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She believes art opens doors to good conversation, and loves the discussions that stem from looking at art. In addition to painting, Melana enjoys new adventures, strong coffee, and a good book. She and her husband currently live in Everett with their four children, all of whom attend Providence.
Started at Providence: 2020
BA in Psychology/BA in Fine Art from Taylor University in Indiana
Studio art training from Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy
MA in Art Therapy from Hofstra University in New York