Melanie Delgado is a working artist living in upstate, NY. She resides with her husband musician Marc Delgado & their daughter. From spray paint to oil sticks, Melanie uses playfulness, a child-like vision and a heavy dose of street art to bring her voice to the canvas, door, window or piece of wood. Her background is in the field of education ranging from preschool to high school. Melanie instructs at the Woodstock School of Art; the course is for emerging artists ages 12+. Delgado is curious about the stories behind the dilapidated fence, the overgrown pines and what comes next. Her paintings have many layers. Typically, they start with chaotic movements, sometimes drawn with eyes closed. The layers begin to evolve as the paint is applied, scraped off, reapplied and moved until it feels just right. Delgado works on multiple pieces at a time, constantly exploring color combinations and levels of interest in a particular line or area of the work. Through this process she replaces rage and pain with light and absolute freedom. Living in the woods of the Hudson Valley Melanie is influenced by the sounds, sights and tastes of trees, dirt, critters and the deep history of the artists who came before her. She’s interested in other mediums such as metal work, wood sculpture, and recycled installations. Melanie continues to be drawn to strange throw-away objects, rust and its potential.