melissa f. kaelin

Art & Writing



It’s time.

I’m excited to share that I am relaunching my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice. I’m eager to see where the creative expression will lead!

Take a peek at the first new post:

Swaying in Sea Change

About the Author

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

Art & Writing

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

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
— John Muir

An Adventure in Art & Writing

Sweet Raspberry Sunset

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

“A painting is not about an experience, it is an experience.”

— Mark Rothko

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

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