Melissa Anderson began painting with only one brush and three tubes of paint. A sabbatical from a law career opened the door to exploring the world around her, discovering the colors and shapes that inspire her work. Melissa quickly took the hours and discipline of her law practice and applied it to her artistic education through self-directed training with nationally recognized artists including Cynthia Packard, Carolyn Anderson, Milt Kobayashi, Michael Carson and Kevin Beilfuss., Reading, studying and frequenting museums and galleries and drawing inspiration from Degas, Manet, Cezanne and many Russian Impressionists have been keys to her art.
In 2015, Anderson was the only SC artist commissioned from a national call for a large installation in the Greenville Spartanburg International Airport. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including The Greenville Art Museum, The City of Greenville, County Bank, McCall Hospice House, the Washington office of Congressman Trey Gowdy, and many corporate walls.. Anderson’s work may be seen at Mary Praytor Gallery in downtown Greenville, SC. Anderson lives and works in Greenville, S.C.