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Melanie Gravois is a working artist at, and owner of, The Artists Loft.  She is an artist of more than 20 years and currently lives in Oakland, California.  Her focus is primarily in oil, but she also  works in different mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and collage. She was privately trained in drawing and oil painting, and has been exploring different ways to capture the essence of life’s experience through her art.  Over the years, her style has evolved from realism to abstract expressionism.

Ms. Gravois’ inspiration comes from living and traveling domestically and abroad. Her international and multi-cultural experience is translated into her own visual language.  Her paintings reflect on the human condition and expression,  quiet contemplation of nature, or global political socioeconomic situations.   Her paintings are a unique expression of her life and provide a window into what she was seeing or feeling at a particular moment in time. Each painting has its own story to tell, but is open for the viewer’s interpretation. 

Ms. Gravois’ art is held in private collections throughout the United States.






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