melissa f. kaelin

Art & Writing



A Performing Debut
In 2019, I’m thrilled to make my debut as an author who performs for a public audience!

A year of literary adventures launches on May 18, 2019, when I read my work with Fiction 440 at the East Lansing Art Festival in Michigan. Readings continue into the month, with more events to come!

Interested in attending?
Get updates: News & Events

Or RSVP to the ever-changing tour page: The Celestial Lit Tour

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

To see more of my artwork, visit

My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work. I spent the better part of the year working toward my goals and dreams. Now, they are starting to come alive.

Take a look back on 2017 with the Year in Review!

Sweet Raspberry Sunset

Sweet Raspberry SunsetPainting by Melissa F. Kaelin
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12

Vibrant Evening

ImageVibrant Evening
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12

To learn more about my path to becoming an artist, visit my blog:

Artist’s Statement

I am a self-taught artist who paints with mindful brush strokes, juxtaposing darkness and shadow with brilliant light. The resulting images depict the radiant colors that can be seen in a storm at twilight, if only we can find it in ourselves to see.

Mauve Memories


Mauve Memories
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12

Nurturing Light

ImageNurturing Light
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12

Touching Blues


Touching Blues
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12

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