Melissa M Nece

Melissa has a BFA from Lake Erie College and has been teaching drawing, colored pencil, and oil and acrylic painting at the Dunedin Fine Art Center since 1990. She served the Colored Pencil Society of America for 12 years as Ways and Means Director and President; she is now CPSA corporate relations director and holds CPSA (fifteen-year) and CPX (five year) signature memberships. She is also a Signature Member and board member of the Miniature Artists of America, a board member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists, a member of the Florida Artist Group, and a member and past board member of the Miniature Art Society of Florida. Her artwork has been featured in multiple books on colored pencil, and she wrote a step-by-step article for The Artist’s Magazine (October 2012). Her artwork has been used in packaging, advertising and promotional materials for several companies and her paintings and drawings are in numerous corporate and private collections, including the Pencil Museum in Keswick, England.