• Summertime!by Mel Sandoval-Mel grew up in the mountainous

    20 days ago - By Cross Connect Magazine

    Summertime!
    by Mel Sandoval -
    Mel grew up in the mountainous regions of Colorado and the scenic oceanside of Washington State before finally arriving and settling back home in sunny California. At a young age, Mel began drawing cartoon characters on Valentine's Day cards with colored pencils, but naturally, being surrounded by beautiful landscapes influenced her artistic style. During high school, Mel began sketching and painting from photos and experimenting with watercolor. The bright color intensities made it easy to paint realistically. In college, Mel studied abroad in Italy for a...
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