I'm an artist and illustrator based in Northwest Indiana, about an hour outside Chicago. My work is inspired by things that run, fly, and grow.
Melissa Washburn is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer based just outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana. She grew up in upstate New York, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. She creates layered, expressive mixed-media illustrations, often inspired by nature.
Melissa holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University (SUNY) and an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University Bloomington, and has completed several Illustration classes through the Continuing Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a 2012-2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She is also a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, worked as Art Director for Group 7even in Valparaiso, IN for two years, and is one of the founders of CSA Valpo, a unique co-op buying program for local art and artists.