Melinda by The Sea

I am a full-time artist and seasonal artisan shop owner in Creignish, Cape Breton Island. I am inspired by the epic views of the sea, sky and fields around my home. My vibrant oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings capture the energy and beauty of my surroundings in Inverness County. Working by instinct, I am motivated by energy and emotion, accessing these invisible forces and making them tangible to others. I sell original art, prints of my traditional work and digital work, notebooks, cards and bookmarks. I also sell tote bags, cushion covers and make up bags which are Canadian made and feature my artwork. My most popular painting, The Cabot Trail, has been a best seller for the last few years on various products. I also make a small line of jewelry created from alcohol ink and resin along with hammered and stamped metal jewelry such as aluminum, copper and brass. Most recently, I have been creating mini driftwood house sculptures in seaside landscapes. I can be reached at and through my website