I’m Melanie Biehle, an abstract artist and a freelance surface pattern and textile print designer.
My mission is to spread joy by creating colorful, vibrant abstract art and unique prints and patterns. I make art that you can hang in a special place in your home or office, take to the beach, cover the smartphone attached to your hand, or adorn the front cover of the journal that houses your hopes and dreams.
I also create abstract paintings for art consultants and interior designers who want to bring joy and positive energy into their clients’ homes and offices, as well as work with agencies and companies who want unique customized artwork for products or advertising.
In a former life I wrote and optioned a romantic comedy screenplay and used my Masters degree in psychology and years of marketing experience to help major Hollywood movie studios market their films. From writing and marketing I moved into photography, art direction, and graphic design, and finally found my creative niche as an abstract painter and textile print designer.
I’m primarily a self-taught artist, but I’ve taken abstract composition and abstract painting courses at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. When I realized that my love for fine art and graphic design would be a perfect fit for textiles, I took surface and print design courses at Pattern Observer’s Textile Design Lab and Lilla Rogers Studio to learn how to translate my vision to fabric and product design. Learn more about my art here.
I live in Seattle with the Adventure Club – my husband Drew, our hilarious six-year-old son Nathaniel, a crazy dog (Gidget), and a reluctantly tolerant cat (Bella). I’ve called Seattle “home” on (count ‘em) four different occasions. I grew up in Louisiana and lived in Los Angeles twice.
My creative work has been featured in UPPERCASE Magazine, LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine, Flow Magazine, Seattle Refined, Trendland, The Jealous Curator, The Artsy Forager, and Brown Paper Bag.