Melonie is a creature of the sea. As a child, following a family trip to Australia and a dive at the Great Barrier Reef, she was “hooked”. She felt then her life would be spent in and around the water. She has lived much of her life on either the California or Florida coast, while traveling to remote locations around the world to scuba dive and discover a variety of sea life. In her quiet moments Melonie loves to express and share her interpretations of these discoveries with her art. Her work has been shown in the galleries on some of the islands she’s traveled to, pleasing locals and visitors alike.