Melissa Payne Baker is best known for her abstract paintings that convey emotions or feelings that touch the viewer. From traditional interiors to contemporary, her abstract artwork creates the perfect punch to any decor. The heart and soul of her work is derived from everyday life and experiences. Melissa spends her days chasing her dreams as well as her young son, both keeping her creativity in full bloom. This Southern artist found her passion for art early in life, learning from generations of artisans.
With a degree in Marketing from the University of Mississippi and over two decades in interior design, she pours her experience into each abstract piece she creates. Melissa’s unique texturing techniques and use of color are what attracts clients from collectors to designers across the country. Her work has been published in national publications from Traditional Homes, House Beautiful, Cottage Journal, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles to Nashville Arts. Her work has been featured in designer show houses in Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis to Dallas.
Melissa lives and creates in Atlanta with her son Payne and their cat Gesso.