Melissa Zanni with Artworks

Exhibiting July & August, 2024: Melissa Zanni


Exhibit title – Water




Being experienced in both reality and abstract art, Melissa Zanni finds that for her, abstract art is the most freeing form of expression. This series of art expresses her love of the sea. Whether expressing what she has seen from the air, snorkeling, or travels, the paint always takes her deeper into her love of the sea.




Melissa Zanni first fell in love with art at the young age of five, lying on the floor, coloring with her Uncle Bob, a seasoned professional artist. Since then, she has always desired to have more time to express her art. After raising a daughter, and years of working, she finally has turned to her first love, painting. She has worked as a display director, winning national awards for her designs; as a set designer for SC ETV; taken art classes at the University of SC, and many workshops; and produced television shows and city-wide events. Today, she is focusing on exploring the language of color and the voice paint expresses each time it is placed on a canvas.

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