MD art & design

Creativity is as much a part of my everyday, as it is who I am. Merging interior design with art is an exciting and challenging progression in my life.

Color, lines, spacial relationships, composition….it is all important in both areas.  While painting is my first passion, I love the journey that putting this passion into design is taking me on. And I only expect to grow from here……who knows where I will go, but the sky’s the limit!


unnamed (8) old lady feb 2015 wine bag humble tranquil fortitude MelissaDinwoodie_Advisor MelissaDinwoodie_LoneWolf photo3 melissa dinwoodie acrylic on canvas 2 MelissaDinwoodieacrylic on canvas dinwoodie-pink

Melissa Dinwoodie

Growing up in the Okanagan, the town of Armstrong, is where my love of painting developed.  I recieved my BFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2001, which is where my passion of oil as a medium emerged.  I then moved to Calgary, Toronto and most recently Vancouver.  In every home there was a makeshift studio, and bodies of work to show.  I then recieved my Interior Design degree at the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2007, learning a new way to be creative, as well as how to be articulate, which was always quite foreign to me. I soon moved back to the Okanagan, and am currently residing in Vernon, enjoying every moment of being home.
Creative Thinking may mean simply the realization that there’s no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done.
Creative Activity could easily be described as a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.