Melanie Biehle is a Seattle based visual artist inspired by the often opposing energy of the city and the sea.
Up close, I zoom in on the shapes and patterns of architecture or coastal rocks. Taking a step back reveals an expansive view of endless ocean waves or gleaming architectural skylines.
Both views are essential in creating my abstractions – in mood and in content.
Painting is my creative method of choice.
Painting had a remarkable positive effect on my lifelong struggle with anxiety. Sitting quietly and brushing color on paper left me nearly as calm and centered as my newly developed meditation practice.
Now I paint or sketch nearly every single day. The only thing that stops me are occasional sick or travel days. But even then, I can’t stay away for long. I don’t think I’ve gone 48 hours since early 2015!
– What Lies Beneath, solo art show at Anthropologie in downtown Seattle, May 1 – 31, 2018