Portland Area Art Events

New Paintings by Melissa Cole and Sharon Engel

First Friday Reception: January 4, 5-8pm
Music, Wine and Chocolate

Our January exhibit features two artists who are world travelers painting works that reflect their adventures.  Melissa Cole is married to wildlife photographer Brandon Cole who takes her to many exotic world wide oceans and countries where she scuba dives and swims with whales, dolphins, tiger sharks, manatees and the underwater world that she loves to paint.    Melissa's paintings are vividly colored, heavily textured and intricately patterned with bright colors, distintive borders and sometimes glass beads and objects.