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About the Artist

“My mission is light. I’d like to be an example of an energy that no matter wherever I go, I add value to the spaces and lives around me.”-Melanie Bikowski

Artist Biography:

Melanie Bikowski is a self-taught abstract artist that uses her bright colors and movement as tools for a conversation with the universe. She hopes to present new perspectives that contain emotional depth and wisdom. The building blocks of her intuitive and artistic lifestyle often come from esoteric spiritual philosophies as she continues to integrate her soul with the natural world. She has built a network of relationships with collectors who feel the common enchantment and messages within her colorful work. She has sold over 400 paintings since her first debut of her work in 2015 and she hopes to continue to spread her interpretations of mother nature as she continues her own journey as a mother and artist.

Melanie has been painting and writing poetry since she was 5 years old. Her journey has taken her from writing short stories, to naturalist expressionistic artworks in high school, to pursuing a bachelors of arts in creative writing (and finishing one in psychology- long story), and back to exploring abstraction and poetry in her adult life and professional career.

She is inspired by mostly by light. She pursues to voice wisdom about her life lessons in the symbolism she finds during her explorations of national parks with her family as well as visual meditations and yoga.

Melanie’s goal is to bring light to common enchantment as well as self-awareness in all her creative works. Melanie also relies on emotion, experience, and imagination in her works of poetry. Her first poetry book, WILD, debuted in 2018 with a narrative of personal experiences where she goes on a journey and discovers the common enchantment in her femininity. You can pick up a copy of her book, WILD, on Amazon.

Melanie is currently an artist in residence at Olly Olly in Old Town Fairfax, VA.

Melanie offers a variety of large and small original art to add to your collection. She sells artwork nationally and is an international author. Follow her Instagram & Facebook Page to keep up to date with snapshots of her studio. To book an appointment for a studio visit, speak with her about commissions, or purchasing one of her paintings, please connect with her directly at melanie.bikowski@gmail.com

Statement:

“My work is an examination of the whimsical colors that society chooses for creating children’s toys. In a modern world, where television, video games, and social media are on the forefront of our entertainment, children’s perception of our world becomes more about the material world vs. an experience. Society in some way is subliminally in control of our personal environments and the color palette that we surround our children with. Through my artworks, I show the transparency of my own reality through the whimsical color choices and hidden stickers splattered all over the canvas that I translate into natural landscapes. My reality is not curated by me, but rather by my daughter, the artists that created her toys, and my connection to mother nature. Although, it may seem that I have no control over my environment, the symbology and color choices in my life can be translated into different meanings that show a deeper control by the universe. Using the palette color of the television show ‘My Little Pony’, some recognizable landscapes, shapes, and movement in my composition, the paintings bring dialogue to the common enchantment of the chaos and messiness that lives underneath motherhood. I chose to paint in abstraction because it honors both the larger beings at work as well as the perception of my own home decor. The paintings translate to show the chaos of a beautiful environment that is filled with movement, growth, and change, but also controlled by the connections surrounding it.” 

Affiliations

Press

East City Art- Beyond the Blacklight- Press- Mel Bikowski

East City Art- Beyond the Blacklight- Press- Mel Bikowski

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Virginia is For Lovers- Nameless-Mel Bikowski

Virginia is For Lovers- Nameless-Mel Bikowski

Washington Post-Going Out Guide- Mel Bikowski

Washington Post-Going Out Guide- Mel Bikowski

Alexandria Times_Mel Bikowski

Alexandria Times_Mel Bikowski