About Me

Melissa Owens

Mixed Media Artist, Felter, and Weaver


I am an engineer and healthcare IT exec by day and mixed media artist by night. Drawn to the combination of fiber with wood, I routinely walk in the woods picking up branches and having one way chats with the local fauna or hang out at the wood mill gazing longingly at live edge cut offs for my inspiration. My art is focused on the feelings and imagery that the nature around me evokes.

I combine needle felting, wet felting and Nuno felting techniques and sometimes incorporate methods such as Joomchi (paper manipulation) if I am trying to capture a specific texture into my pieces. And I almost always integrate some form of wood.

Wisconsin girl that sources my materials from local farms and small businesses.


Animal Kingdom
May – Jul 2023
Online Gallery

Barrington Art Festival
May 27-28 2023
Barrington, IL

Arts Elevated
Dec – Aug 2023
Rochester, MN

Wausau Festival of Arts
Sep 9-10 2023
Wausau, WI

Get in touch

I tend to gravitate towards animals but I am game to try just about anything and really like commission work and collaboration. Feel free to reach out to discuss your ideas.

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