About Me

Melissa Owens

Mixed Media Artist, Felter, and Weaver

About

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 if I am trying to capture a specific texture into my pieces and I almost always integrate some form of wood.

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

SHOWS/EXHIBITS

Arts Elevated
Dec – Aug 2023
Rochester, MN

2022 Members Show, Begin Again
Dec 10 – Jan 22 2023
Museum of Wisconsin Art

Hide & Seek
Nov 17 – Jan 2023
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Black & White Group Show
Sep 29 – Oct 29
Art Connective

Art Fair on the Square
July 9 – 10 2022
MMOCA

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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