Melissa Herrington is a contemporary abstract artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. She has called Southern California home since 2005 where she received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Prior to that, she spent most of her early career in Atlanta, Georgia and has a BFA from Florida State University. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her works are represented by multiple prestigious galleries. ABOUT THE WORK Herrington's work explores the complexities of transformation, literally and metaphorically, through the female form. Each work functions as both an individual entity and as a part of a larger theme. Herrington explores spontaneous, marks and subtle forms through abstraction. Recurring figurative motifs repeat throughout the paintings, acting as a sort of visual vocabulary. Painted gestures are used to compose the picture as the whole. Layers are fundamental to her imagery and process, infusing each work with multiple surfaces. Loosely sketched female forms blend into blushing pinks, whites and grays, contrasted by whole abstracted fields, as colors exhale forth an intimate narrative. At the heart of Herrington's artistic practice is an unmistakable relationship between distilled color and form. She is painting women’s stories one layer at a time.