Artist: Melissa Oehler

14988832310_07b4abe781_bMel O. is a San Francisco Bay Area artist pursuing her passion for painting along with a full-time career as an optician. Although she studied fashion at the California College of Arts in Oakland, Ca., painting is now the focus of her artistic energy and expression. She is a self-taught painter, drawing on her inner thoughts for inspiration rather than from a classroom education. Since 2001 Mel O. has created, displayed and sold her work.