"Light & Color Collective" a show featuring Ohio artists Melodie Thompson & Trish Weeks
Melodie Thompson: Born and raised on a farm in Leesburg, Indiana and then living in North Carolina for several years, Melodie moved her studio from Worthington, Ohio to Indiana and now back to Ohio. She became a part of the arts community at an early age; teaching classes, painting murals, supporting philanthropic efforts and entering her work in galleries and shows across the country.
Melodie studied oil painting and art history at Grace College in Indiana. Pieces from her work can be found in private collections from North Carolina to California. Inspired in the company of creative friends – she is always learning and loves to experiment with new mediums. “The process of art intrigues me – delving inside and bringing something to the surface that connects to another’s soul. This discovery continues to move me as I approach a blank canvas.”
Trish Weeks: Trish is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning with a BS in Design. She built a successful career in corporate and residential interior design before her painting career began in 1994. Trish has received awards in numerous juried shows on a local, regional and national level. Her work is included in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Trish was a featured artist at the Taft Museum “Art in the Afternoon” and a featured artist for the Duveneck Society at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Trish has participated in events at the Carnegie Art Center in Kentucky and is currently participating in the “Definitive Contemporary Landscape Show” at the Covington Art Center.
Trish draws inspiration from her experiences in the Midwest and the Carolinas where she spends much of her time. She also brings a more global perspective by layering memories from travels to paint in France; as well as trips to other locations in Europe, India, China, Japan and Nepal. Many of her trips include her portable equipment so she may paint out in the environments she is experiencing.