A Day with Melissa Herrington

Get a glimpse at #TOAFtakeover, a weekly Instagram series that gives you an insight into the work and life of our artists, straight from the source. Like what you see below? Follow along on our Instagram for the full scoop.

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Hi! My name is Melissa Herrington @herringtonmelissa ~ I am a Los Angeles abstract artist. Welcome to my world! I can’t wait to share the #bts where I #create in my #venicebeach studio, what inspires me, past experiences at #theotherartfair and tips for choosing the perfect art for your home and more.⁣ ⁣ I’m so excited because when @theotherartfair contacted me for #takeovertuesday, I was like, Whaaaat?!? They want me to take over their Instagram and show you a little bit about my work and my #inspiration this is awesome! I am thrilled to give you a #sneakpeek of the #newwork I will be exhibiting at Dallas and Santa Monica @theotherartfair this coming September.⁣ ⁣ More #bts and laughs in stories above 👆🏻 I would love to hear from you too, so drop me a comment or DM and lets chat!!⁣ ⁣ This is my first ever IG takeover🤞🏼 – So follow along and be part of the journey @herringtonmelissa ⁣ ⁣ xx⁣ Melissa ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #takeovertuesday #saatchiart #saatchiart #theotherartfair #abstractart #colorsplash #artlovers #fineart #originalart #abstraction #artlife #takeover #burningtorch #melissaherringtonart ⁣ @burningtorch @saatchiart @herringtonmelissa ⁣ 📸 :: @howardwise 👗:: @burningtorch

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“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ⁣⁣ ~Susan Sontag ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Traveling, whether alone or working, has become part of my creative process as an artist.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I have participated in many artist-in-residence programs all around the world. These experiences allow me to work as I am discovering a new culture and place. When I travel I spend time in unexpected places and strive to be open to #magicalmoments 💫 I try to be present and absorb the beauty around me and I often find beauty in unlikely things. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My experiences of artist in residency programs have all directly influenced my artistic practice. One of my favorite residencies was in Ireland, at the Cill Rialaig Project, @cillrialaigarts in a remote Gaeltacht village. Located in a restored pre-famine village in Ballinskelligs, #countykerry 🍀 The residency’s eight stone cottages sit perched above a sheer cliff. The setting is dramatic, with spectacular views of swirling ocean on one side and expansive, wind-swept hills on the other.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I was inspired from the expansiveness of this environment. My project for this residency was to limit my palette to only the colors seen outside my studio. Varying shades of the Irish sea and sky, from deep blue to pale teal. Mystery and magic of the landscape and timeworn stone structures. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ xx⁣⁣ Melissa ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #takeovertuesday #saatchiart #ireland #saatchiart #artistinresidence #wildatlanticway #theotherartfair #abstractart #colorsplash #artlovers #fineart #originalart #abstraction #artlife #artistlifestyle #takeover #seaandsun #artstudio #melissaherringtonart ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @saatchiart @theotherartfair @wherewomencreate @herringtonmelissa

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And that’s a wrap.. What a day! #TOAFtakeover it’s been real!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I'm so grateful for the opportunity to do what I love everyday. Thank you so much @theotherartfair for today’s #takeovertuesday ~Thank you TOAF team, you are empowering and inspiring. Please stop by and say hi during the LA and Dallas fairs. Let’s connect.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It would mean so much to have you as part of my artistic community :: Follow Me @herringtonmelissa ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ For more info and paintings www.melisssaherrington.com⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #takeovertuesday #saatchiartist #saatchiart #grateful #burningtorch #theotherartfair #abstractart #colorsplash #artlovers #fineart #originalart #abstraction #artlife #artistlifestyle #takeover #whataday #artstudio #thatsawrap🎬 ⁣⁣ #beautiful #instaart #instaartsy #instaartwork #instaartist #melissaherringtonart ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 :: @ltstillpix ⁣⁣ @theotherartfair @saatchiart @burningtorch @herringtonmelissa

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