Jones, Melissa – Lost and Found
Artist: Melissa Jones
Description of piece: Mixed media with found objects and photo in a metal tin
Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 8.5″ x 2″
Market Value: $250
About the artist:
Born and raised in Detroit, Melissa earned her degree in Art Education at Wayne State University and went on to teach in West Bloomfield, Michigan. While teaching she earned her Masters in Art Therapy, also from Wayne. Following the birth of her daughter in 1998, she decided to set aside her academic career to focus on creating art and raising her family.
In 2006 she began to reach out to the wider Detroit art community and became a member of the exhibition committee at the Detroit Artists Market. She also began showing her painting around this time.
Since then she has remained active on the exhibition committee, serving as co-chair for part of 2016 and 2017, served two terms as a board member, and is an ongoing member of the Circle of Art Committee, as well as a board member at HATCH. Her work has expanded to include sculpture as well as mixed media and oil painting.