I’m Melinda an artist living in rural Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, between the ocean and the forest, 15 minutes from the town of Port Hawkesbury. I work with oil and acrylic paint and include various mixed media in my work. I also make jewelry and have found a canadian company who prints my artwork on various products. I work full-time as an artist and seasonal gallery owner in Creignish, a picturesque corner of Cape Breton Island. I am inspired by the epic views of the sea, sky and fields surrounding my historic home overlooking St. George’s Bay. My vibrant oil, acrylic and cold wax paintings capture the energy and beauty of my surroundings and my delight in my life here with my family. I also run an Airbnb, Thyme By The Sea, allowing me to share the magic and beauty of our island.