Melinda Cootsona

Red Line, Oil on canvas, 48 x 42 inches

Red Line

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 42 inches

Forest Illusion, Oil on Canvas, 42 x 40 inches

Forest Illusion

Oil On Canvas 

42 x 40 inches

Holding On by Melinda Cootsona, Oil On Canvas 36 x 33 inches

Holding On

Oil On Canvas

36 x 33 inches

Pendulum, Oil on canvas, 42 x 48 inches

Pendulum

Oil On Canvas

42 x 48 inches

The Whim of Time, Oil on canvas, 27 x 27 inches

The Whim of Time

Oil On Canvas 

27 x 27 inches

The Map is Not the Territory, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

The Map is Not the Territory

Oil On Canvas 

40 x 30 inches

At The Edge by Melinda Cootsona, Oil On Canvas 36 x 32 inches

At the Edge

Oil On Canvas 

36 x 32 inches

Paris Light, Oil on canvas, 48 x 46 inches

Paris Light 

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 46 inches

Listening, Oil on canvas, 27 x 27 inches

Listening

Oil On Canvas 

27 x 27 inches

Strength in Her Decision, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches

Strength in Her Decision

Oil On Canvas 

42 x 40 inches

Tulips and Oranges, Oil on canvas, 40 x 42 inches

Tulips and Oranges

Oil On Canvas  

40 x 42 inches

Echo, Oil on canvas, 48 x 42 inches

Echo

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 42 inches

Melinda Lomax Cootsona is a native of Northern California. She received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA in 1981. She has been inspired by Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, also the Society of Six. Having painted for over 25 years, Melinda is currently focusing on abstract and figurative work, often combining elements of both. The unifying element in her paintings is a strong understanding of color and composition. The artist’s work is vibrant and saturated with a keen sense of light.

Melinda has been included in exhibitions at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Competition and the Triton Museum where she won an Award of Merit. Most recently she exhibited in a group show at the Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon.

What you see in the final layer of my work is a culmination of the multitude of decisions that lie beneath. My work is meant to be both known and unknown; recognizable and mysterious, always with underlying layers and depth to be discovered.