Melissa Kraft

My work shows abstract figures and landscapes inspired by dreams, by children’s literature, and by the meaning of home.

The watercolor paintings and collages integrate memory and imagination, creating elements of fantasy reflected in bright, saturated colors and shapes. The work is an interpretation of moments and places inspired primarily by the characters of ancient tales and by stories from around the world. The imagery of the paintings incorporates the figures, dreams, dwellings and landscapes described in those stories.