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Melanie Biehle is a Seattle based visual artist inspired by the often opposing energy of the city and the sea.

She uses watercolors, gouache, acrylics, oils, and pastels to translate inspiration from her travels, whether the journey is just down the bustling city sidewalk or across a wide ocean. She’s inspired … Read More
Melanie Biehle is a Seattle based visual artist inspired by the often opposing energy of the city and the sea.

She uses watercolors, gouache, acrylics, oils, and pastels to translate inspiration from her travels, whether the journey is just down the bustling city sidewalk or across a wide ocean. She’s inspired by the architecture and energy of cities and the movement and meditative qualities of oceans and lakes. Her work is strongly influenced by street art, 60s romantic comedies, mid-century modern textiles, and Southern California surf culture. She tends to approach color before form and enjoys experimenting with mark making techniques.

Melanie has a tendency to obsessively collect images. This practice inspires her art narratives, abstract paintings, and surface designs. She captures color palettes, patterns, and motifs from the rough texture of seashells, the interesting shapes of a building, glossy fashion editorials, and her personal library of contemporary art and mid-century modern design books.

Melanie was born in rural Louisiana, but has claimed the West Coast as her home. She bounced back and forth between Seattle and Los Angeles since 1999. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, son, and pets. Melanie’s creative work has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Style by Emily Henderson, UPPERCASE Magazine, Seattle Refined, Trendland, and The Jealous Curator. Read Less
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    Hunt+gather Studio — Taos, NM, USA
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    LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine
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    Melanie Biehle — WA, USA
  • Freelance Photographer and Writer
    Seattle Refined — Seattle, WA, USA
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