|Occupation||Mother, Printmaker-Sculptor, Instructor|
|Location||Bally, PA, United States|
|Introduction||Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Melissa Strawser, is a 5th Generation Artist, influenced by a Pennsylvania Folk Art Family. She completed a MA Printmaking, 1st Degree from University College London, The Slade School of Art where she worked exclusively with Professor Bartolomeu cid dos Santos, creating a mentorship of 7 yrs in his Tavira Print Workshop in Portugal after his retirement. Melissa has worked with and /or made connections with some of the best Master Printmakers of our time: Robert Blackburn, Bartolomeu cid dos Santos, Stanley Jones, Keith Howard, Kenneth Tyler, Dan Welden, Warrington Colescott, Hartmut Berlinicke and Bill Ritchie. She first exibited her print work in Taiwan and then London, Portugal and the USA. She organizes and hold print workshops in Chine Colle' and Solarplate Etching. She continues to exhibit her work throughout the USA.|
|Interests||Motherhood, Family, Art, Printmaking, Sculpture, Writing, Landscape Gardening, Cooking, Reading, Print Workshops, Travel, Heatlh and Wellness, PiYo Instructor, Motivational Coach, Swimming, Hiking, Nature, Biking, Ocean Vacations|
|Favorite Movies||Alice by Marco Martin, Voyage to Italy by Martin Scorcese, Roman Polanski - Ghost, Felini 9 1/2 weeks and so many more!|
|Favorite Music||Madredeus, Kronos Quartet, Uri Cane, Taj Mahal, Beethoven's Symphony 9th, Madonna, Beyonce, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Lee Hooker, BBKing, Ali Farka Toure, Bjork, Tom Waits, Baaba Maal, Ry Cooder, Nelly Fortado, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cesaria Evora|
|Favorite Books||Islands of the Stream - Ernest Hemmingway Voyage to Venus - C.S. Lewis|
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