Melissa A. Torres is Registered Nurse, originally from Newburgh, NY, with no formal art education. She wished to pursue a degree in art but having had a son in her senior year of high school, she felt she needed a “stable” career that would bring her a steady income. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997 and has been a practicing nurse since. She began taking an acrylic art class in March of 2011, but has been painting and drawing since childhood. She is most comfortable working with acrylic, but has done work in water color, pastel, and charcoal, and recently began working with water mixable oil.
Melissa finds inspiration in just about anything, but usually nature, people, and pets. Paintings that aren't commissions are usually as a result of a desire for her to challenge herself and to learn more.
Melissa is a member of RAW:natural born artists, Contemporary Fine Art International, and Artists of Texas. ! Melissa presently lives in San Antonio, TX.
You can see her complete portfolio on her website, http://www.melissaatorresart.com. Visit and “like” her page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MelissaA.TorresArt. You may also visit her blog at http:// www.melissaatorresart.com/apps/blog. To contact her, you may simply send an email to MATart75@gmail.com.