June 2, 2019

Beverly Melle

Posted in 2018, Painting, Participating Artists

Beverly Melle

Bev Melle practices art from her studio in Amherst, NH. She also enjoys the camaraderie and critique with studio artists at Gallery 46 in Amherst, NH, and E. W. Poore studio in Manchester, NH. Her focus has been on growth as an artist, with the intent to move to a more fluid and spontaneous response to subject matter. Melle enjoys the flexibility of exploring various subjects and media, though working in oil is of primary interest.
Melle’s love of the practice of making art began as a child. She found fulfillment in a career of teaching art for twenty-seven years at Lenox Memorial High School in Lenox, Massachusetts. Following retirement from teaching, Melle is free to pursue her love of painting. Beverly’s move to New Hampshire has proven fruitful to providing venues for her passion.
Bev Melle was awarded a grant to share her experience at The Hokkaido International Art Camp in Japan. Her summer travel/studies have included an NEA grant to study Classical Art at The National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and post graduate work in Italy and France.
Bev has a Master of Arts degree from Lesley College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Mass College of Liberal Arts. Her work has been shown at The Amherst Library, The Bedford Library, Beaver Brook Center, EW Poore Gallery, The Becket Arts Center, The Berkshire Museum Berkshire Art Forum, The Miniature Theatre in Chester, Ma, IS 183 Art Center of Interlaken, MA, Lenox Library, Newburyport, MA, Nashua, NH, and various art fair locations in New Hampshire, Maine,and Massachusetts.