Melinda Cootsona

Girls in White Dresses 1, Oil on canvas, 27 x 27 inches

Girls in White Dresses 1

Oil On Canvas 

27 x 27 inches 

Stage Right, Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches

Stage Right

Oil On Canvas 

36 x 42 inches SOLD

Verse, Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches

Verse

Oil On Canvas

16 x 16 inches 

Hide and Seek, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches

Hide and Seek

Oil On Canvas

42 x 40 inches

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

Strength in Her Decision

Oil On Canvas 

42 x 40 inches

Forest Illusion, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches

Forest Illusion

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 42 inches

Holding On, Oil on canvas, 36 x 33 inches

Holding On

Oil On Canvas

36 x 33 inches

Fire Line, Oil on canvas, 36 x 33 inches

Fire Line

Oil On Canvas

36 x 33 inches

The Promise, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

The Promise

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 24 inches 

Cafe Latte, oil on canvas, 27 x 27 inches

Cafe Latte

Oil On Canvas 

27 x 27 inches

At the Edge, Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches

At The Edge

Oil On Canvas  

36 x 32 inches

Walking Figures, Oil on panel, 12 x 24 inches

Walking Figures

Oil On Panel

12 x 24 inches SOLD

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.