Melissa Thorpe

Faculty - Art

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Melissa developed a love for art early on.  She attended Simon Fraser University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and now lives and works as an artist and instructor not far outside of Vancouver.  Melissa has a strong relationship with her natural surroundings: the ocean, the smell of the sea, the forest, the mountains.  Inspired by light, movement, surprising colour combinations, social interaction, and patterns, her creative practice generates abstracted, pixilated combinations. Melissa’s personal blog follows the journey of creating art inspired from daily life, updates on recent work and upcoming events.