Sunday, February 7, 2016

February FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

February FOBL Gallery Wall Artist
Melanie Jackson

Artist Bio:
Originally from Texas, Melanie Jackson's exhibit, Current Work on Canvas & Papers, is inspired by memories of Texas and scriptures or images from her spiritual thoughts.

"Art is part of who I am," says Melanie, "I am motivated by a desire to develop the gifts God has given me, to encourage others to do the same, and to create art that brings peace to the viewer."

Melanie's work is represented in private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including The Tennessee State Museum. Before retiring, she taught classes at the Williamson County Parks & Recreation Center for 18 years. She now conducts classes and workshops at various locations, including her studio outside Leiper's Fork.

Studying art at Watkins Arts Institute, Melanie also received private instruction from Charles Brindley and Mike Barcus.

Melanie has lived in the Franklin area with her husband, Dale, for 30 years. They have one son, a daughter-in-law, two grandkids, two cats, and a dog.

For more information about classes or to purchase artwork , contact her at 615 595-9460 or e-mail:

Presented by The Friends of The Brentwood Library:
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. Please take a few extra moments the next time you visit to pause and savor these artists' creations.
Each artist who displays their collection on the FOBL Gallery Wall contributes one piece to the our Art Lending Library. With over 230 pieces to choose from, patrons are able to check them out for ninety days. This artwork is a beautiful addition to the library that includes original artwork in acrylics, oils, pen and ink, pastels, photographs, and water colors. A full, detailed description of most items can be found in the Digital Collection on the library’s website.