Melissa Mastrangelo is originally from Upstate NY, but has found her true home here in Florida. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her work has been displayed at multiple local galleries and cafes, including mural work for breweries and restaurants.
Her love and passion for nature, especially the sea, is heavily reflected in her work. Her paintings mainly depict colorful sea creatures, waves, and tropical landscapes. Melissa is an avid scuba diver and paddleboarder, further adding inspiration from the natural beauty all around here. She prefers a more stylistic approach to painting, working off of photographs but adding her own personal touch. Use of vibrant colors and painting on upcycled items is what makes her work unique. She works mainly in acrylic paint, but also has a series with ink pens and watercolors. With these designs she also has her own line of apparel under the name Dream in Color.