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Melissa Ratcliff

A true Texas original, Melissa Ratcliff paints silks and watercolors as bold and beautiful as the Lone Star State. Having taught art for eight years in the Katy area, she helped create a new generation of budding artists while spending summers and time away from school pursuing her own art. At a workshop in New Mexico, Ms. Ratcliff learned the techniques and processes of painting on silk. Whether adorning the body or displayed on a wall, silk became the perfect medium for capturing the fleeting beauty of nature in all its luscious, vibrant colors.  

Artist Statement

Nothing is more satisfying than creating art that enriches people’s lives or their homes by adding beauty in an unexpected way. As a silk painter and watercolorist, I take great pains to capture the delicate, ephemeral elegance of the natural world to be cherished for a lifetime.

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