I look for “Quintessence of Life” in every object of my painting. For me, the best way to represent this is by nature and living beings. That’s why I like to paint and re-experience plants, animals, landscapes, the sea, the sky and the people. In that way I believe I have a chance to grasp the feeling of the the beauty of the creation. We all breathe together, so why not celebrate this beauty on a painting? So, paintings are celebrations for me. I like to share the excitement of colors and shapes of the existence which is beyond my imagination.
Born in Istanbul in 1987, Melisa King is a painter. Throughout her education, she studied painting in Florence, Italy and later she received her MA in Visual Arts and Communication Design from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.
King currently lives and works in Istanbul.