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About the Artist

Statement:

“My latest body of work is a vibrant, assertive, and expressionistic terrain of imagery and symbolism that reflects my vaguely pagan cosmological system. The swirling atmospheres, symbolic shapes, and harmonizing colors hint at the emotional impact and mysterious ambiguity of the promise and pitfalls of the human journey toward self- awareness as a mother. My brighter works reflect the promise of our highest potential and my darker works honor the power of our shadow. I believe that if we accept life, death, and rebirth cycles that are within our lives, we can connect closer to our natural and creative potential. My deepest inspiration comes from long hikes in National Parks with my family. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world and observe the transformations of people, places, and nature itself."

Artist Biography:

Mel Bikowski is a self-taught artist that uses her intuition to build new perspectives and worlds that present an emotional depth and wisdom that she can use as a conversation with the universe. 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. Her deepest inspiration comes from hikes through national parks and gardens with her daughter and husband as they search for common enchantment and messages from Mother Nature, herself.

Her poetry relies on emotion, experience, and imagination. Her works are narratives of personal experiences where she found a snapshot of direct truth. She believes that there is always a deeper lesson in the realities that surround us and her work uses direct language to reflect how wisdom and narrative can lead us to beauty within all the chaos. Her first poetry collection, WILD, is now available on Amazon and she is currently an artist in residence at Olly Olly in Old Town Fairfax, VA.

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 listed on her site, please connect with her directly at melanie.bikowski@gmail.com

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