I earned my Master's of Art Education at Memphis College of Art, and my BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis. I began my career as a graphic designer and served as the Director of Advertising for Catherine's Stores Corporation for many years before finding my true calling as an art educator. I am a painter, dog advocate, and a resident of Arlington.
Why I paint dogs ...
"Dogs are gifts wrapped in spontaneity and freshness. A dog's experience is always new, even when catching the Frisbee for the fifty-seventh time. With open hearts and soaring spirits, they brightly color our world. My paintings represent the pure nature of liberation that dogs embody. I love painting dogs because they remind me to be fully present and free. I am lucky enough to have two willing subjects of my own to inspire me daily. Their antics provide me with an endless amount of subject matter."
~ Melanie Anderson