Mary Melinda Wellsandt
I have been making "pretty things" since I was about 3 years old, painting the gravel from our driveway with watercolors and peddling it around the block to our neighbors. In the years that have passed my work has become refined and sophisticated, yet I have retained my 3-year-old sense of joy and delight in the creation of my art.
My current work uses functional glass as a surface to explore. The process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve into the glass, permanent paints, enamels, and other media to render my original photography, drawings, and paintings in a unique and "high touch" way.
I am filled with joy and gratitude that I get to call this my job, and I hope you enjoy using my art as much as I enjoy making it!