Melissa has taught over a 1000 adults & children in how to draw people & pet portraits through Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada. She has also designed Ontario’s first online drawing classes offered throughout the year in 3 semesters in both pencil & colored pencils. These online courses can be registered in over 8 community colleges. Melissa also offers children art lessons in Drawing Animals through Loyalist and conducts private lessons in her home. With a lifetime of techniques and tips she doesn’t hold anything back in teaching them to her students.
Melissa’s drawings have been published in a high school textbook through McGraw-Hill Ryerson as well as an international promotional brochure through Sakura Products of America.
Melissa continue to be amazed by the wonderment’s of the world around her in creating true-life drawings of people, nature and animals in her work. She achieves high realism in each of her drawings in paying close attention to detail in capturing the essence of her subjects. As she continue her journey in drawing she is always finding ways to learn more.