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Atlanta, GA

Melissa Payne Baker’s enthusiastic love for life infuses richness and elegance into each of her canvases. She is best known for her abstract paintings that drip with her creative palettes, texture and form. Melissa creates places for the eye to roam over the canvas with her unique perspective and artistic style, which are still what attracts clients, from collectors to designers across the country. With a passion for art and interior design, Melissa pours her talents into each abstract painting that she creates. From traditional interiors to contemporary, her abstract artwork creates the perfect layer to any d├ęcor.

This Southern artist found her passion for art early in life, learning from generations of artisans while surrounded by nature in Mississippi. Now, Melissa spends her days in her Atlanta studio with her cat Gesso. If not painting, she is chasing her young son, Payne, who keeps her creativity in full bloom. Her work has been published in Traditional Homes, House Beautiful, Southern Home, Southern Lady, Cottage Journal, The Atlantan, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, VIE to Nashville Arts. Her work has been featured in designer show houses across the Southeast including the The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer show house. Melissa has provided her art to fundraising events throughout the Southeast including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children’s HeathCare of Atlanta, the American Heart Association , The Comprehensive Cancer Center and more.

Melissa’s art career quickly became a full time business in 2006 but she never loses focus on what is really important, creating art that touches the heart of the viewer. You could say that she has mastered her art but she would say that it is just the beginning, the best is yet to come.

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