Meet The Artist
Alice Melo was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario to Portuguese parents and grew up in a loving and inspirational family. Always creative, she loved painting and immersing herself in art but it was not until her mid-twenties that she became more involved in advancing the development of her passion to paint and teach herself fine art skills. Alice would often spend her free time practicing her art, fostering her creativity and skills. You can find her at the TETT Centre in her Studio 214A creating, organizing her workshops and teaching private classes. She is realistic acrylic painter and art educator who loves to inspire and give back to the community.
"My paintings are often born out of memories and inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. I am a realistic painter, who loves all the fussy details. l enjoy creating soft backgrounds to add warmth and depth in my work . I also enjoy creating with a variety of mediums, watercolours, gouache, charcoal, coloured pencils and oils, but my favoured and most used in my work is acrylics. Using luxurious colours, creamy consistencies, l love the way the paints spread on the canvas and how they blend to make every brush stroke life like. The possibilities are endless and I often feel a great sense of anticipation when l know that l will get to spend time in my studio. Art makes everything seem simple in my life, l don`t require grammar or words to express who l am, it is a way l love to connect and inspire." - Alice Melo
Dec 2020 Corner Stone Canadian Art Gallery - Kingston, ON
May 2020 Corner Stone Canadian Art Gallery – Kingston, ON
2021 Tett Centre Annual Resident Exhibition- Kingston, ON
2021 Kingston Square Foot Show - Kingston, ON
2020 Tett Centre Pandemic Virtual Group Show - Kingston, ON
2019 The Tett Centre Small Works - Kingston, ON
Jan 2019-Dec 2019 Legislative Assembly of Ontario - Toronto, ON “Art a la Carte” Group Exhibition"
July 2018-Dec 2018 Legislative Assembly of Ontario - Toronto, ON “Art in Camera” Group Exhibition"
The Tett Centre – Kingston, ON
November 2019 – Present
Acrylic, watercolour and coloured pencil Instructor, in person and virtual workshops
Open House Studios - Kingston, ON
November 2018 – July 2018
In-House acrylic and watercolour Instructor
2016 Certified Grumbacher Fine Art Instructor Kingston, ON
Michaels – Kingston, ON
August 2016 - April 2019
Acrylic and Watercolour
2021 Winner of Kingston's Square Foot Show People's Choice Award