Finding inspiration in dark places...
I love exploring the dark nature of life. Whether its outside of myself or in, it has always intrigued me to no end. Music has been a big part of this cryptic journey to inspiration and continues to be. I remember listening to Tool when I was studying at the Art Institute during a 4 hour drawing lab and I literally thought I couldn't be happier. I cherish those memories and plan on making many more.
After developing myself as an artist for the last 20 years I have finally decided to share my work with the world.
Why now? Why have I waited? Well, I could say because I was busy being a mom from the age of 19 years old, or that I was too busy to make it a priority...and while those statements lend to the truth, they are not the reasons.
The reason I waited so long, was because I was scared. I was scared of all the work it would take, scared of the rejection and scared of myself. Now at almost 36 years old, I am not scared anymore.
I create art to express myself and connect with others. If you feel inspired even a lick by what you see here, then I wish we could talk about it over a glass of Prosecco and a badass cheese plate. I want to know your story as I share mine. We are all only here for a short time, I want to make an impact in your creative mind while I share my soul with you.
I would love to hear how your thoughts, what inspires you to put fear behind you and if you have felt moved by any of my pieces.
Melissa Showers was born in New York and now lives in Houston, Texas with her two sons.