Melissa Marquardt

Melissa Marquardt. Based in Encinitas, CA, US.

  • 4 awards won
  • 69 comments made
  • 10884 votes cast

Awards

  • editor pick 4

About Melissa Marquardt

I am an abstract artist whose intention is to create works that transport its viewers to a place of calm and serenity. I want my viewers to feel relaxed, and comfortable around my art. My work takes advantage of a neutral color pallet found in nature among my coastal surroundings in southern California. My vision is to create works that overpower viewers with a firm feeling of peace and tranquility. I strive to allow an observer to use their own recollection or memory of a particular place.

favorite artists

  • GeekInk Design
  • Melanie Severin
  • Chris Griffith
  • Lori Wemple
  • Phrosne Ras
  • Katie Craig

comments

amanda lawrence on Feb 17 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1476 Comments made
  • 28148 Votes cast

Hi Melissa - very best wishes and many thanks for all your support - Axxx

Amy Hall on Aug 27 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck with your entries.

amanda lawrence on Aug 24 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1476 Comments made
  • 28148 Votes cast

Hi Melissa - many thanks for your like and support of "stars" and good luck in the challenge - Amanda

Char-Lynn Griffiths on Aug 22 2018
Char-Lynn Griffiths
  • Minted Aug 17, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 207 Comments made
  • 13314 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, thanks so much for your like! Love your paintings as well- best of luck to you!

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 22 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 52 Awards
  • 2003 Comments made
  • 3188 Votes cast

Thank you for all the likes on my new artwork for the Kids Mural challenge. It is appreciated. Love your submissions and wish you all the best! Alison

Amy Hall on Aug 21 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on my 'Secret Garden" piece. I appreciate it! Best wishes on all your entries.

Rebecca Rueth on Aug 18 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 8 Awards
  • 3728 Comments made
  • 74953 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, Thank you for the like on my "Daybreak" entry for the kids wall mural challenge. Best wishes on all o your lovely entries!

Teodora Guererra on Aug 13 2018
Teodora Guererra
  • Minted Jun 5, 2016
  • 7 Awards
  • 53 Comments made
  • 6559 Votes cast

Thank you Melissa for the likes on my paintings Blue Dalliance and Caribbean Silk for the Dream big Nursery wall mural challenge! I really appreciate it!! Best, Teo

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jan 24 2018
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for liking my submission of "Dusk, Camelback Mountain" to the large format challenge! Much appreciated xo, Hannah

Avila Arts on Jan 23 2018
Avila Arts
  • Minted Jan 17, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 127 Comments made
  • 1194 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, thank you for your like! So appreciate the encouragement. Your art is very creative and beautiful! Keep up the great work!

Sher Schier on Jan 18 2018
Sher Schier
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 47 Comments made
  • 4825 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, Nice to meet you! Thanks for the likes. I love the simplicity of your works! Warm Regards, Sher

Amy Hall on Jan 14 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Thank you for the likes! Your work is fabulous! Best of luck:-)

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 12 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 52 Awards
  • 2003 Comments made
  • 3188 Votes cast

Hi there Melissa! Thanks so much for liking my latest artwork for the Minted Art Challenge. So appreciated. You have some wiining entries by the way. I am sure something will happen for you. Comforting is so beautiful. All the best to you, Alison

Rega on Jan 09 2018
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 9 Awards
  • 1490 Comments made
  • 11448 Votes cast

Hi Melissa,Thank you so much for the likes on my PINK2 and The Beach :) Loving your brush strokes,colors and textures on your painting so much :) Wishing you all the best on the challenge !

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jan 08 2018
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 278 Comments made
  • 1502 Votes cast

Melissa, Thanks so much for liking my submission to the large format challenge! Best of luck to both of us in the challenges :) xo Hannah

Deborah Chou on Jan 05 2018
Deborah Chou
  • Minted Dec 23, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 601 Comments made
  • 12678 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, thank you for the like. I appreciate the support!

Lee Dunnie on Jan 01 2018
Lee Dunnie
  • Minted Dec 31, 2017
  • 102 Comments made
  • 1415 Votes cast

Thanks for the like Melissa. All are appreciated.

Lisa Travis on Dec 10 2017
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 10 Awards
  • 784 Comments made
  • 10587 Votes cast

Hi Melissa, thank you for the likes on my Large Format entries, your seascapes are beautiful, the color is so nuanced and subtle. Best of luck to both of us and its nice to make your acquaintance! :)

Sarah Luna on Dec 08 2017
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 568 Comments made
  • 5193 Votes cast

Hey Melissa - thanks so much for linking my work - I appreciate your encouragement! I love the subtle tone and serenity of your work - all the best in the challenge... :)

Avila Arts on Nov 30 2017
Avila Arts
  • Minted Jan 17, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 127 Comments made
  • 1194 Votes cast

Hi! Thanks for the like on "Partiality". Your art is beautiful. Keep up the great work. - Kristin Vorbau

Emese Horvath on Oct 23 2017
Emese Horvath
  • Minted Jul 6, 2017
  • 290 Comments made
  • 1512 Votes cast

Thanks a lot, Malissa for your like on my Waiting for the wind statement art submission! Have a great day!:)

Rega on Mar 01 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 9 Awards
  • 1490 Comments made
  • 11448 Votes cast

Hi Melissa,Thank you so much for the like on Lighthearted :) So happy you like it! Love the beautiful mood in your painting a lot :) Best of luck for you on WE challenges <3

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Feb 02 2017
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 743 Comments made
  • 22655 Votes cast

Melissa, Thanks so much for the like! I am always appreciative of any feedback. Best of luck in the upcoming challenges. ;-)

Andriana on Feb 02 2017
Andriana
  • Minted Feb 22, 2016
  • 29 Comments made
  • 1486 Votes cast

Thank you for the like. Love your dreamy paintings. Good luck!

Karen Kardatzke on Jan 21 2017
Karen Kardatzke
  • Minted Nov 1, 2015
  • 7 Awards
  • 383 Comments made
  • 5483 Votes cast

Melissa - thanks so much for your support! Love your soft sea grass paintings!

Amy Hall on Feb 10 2016
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Melissa, thank you for the likes! I appreciate it. I love your paintings, they are amazing. Best of luck!

Surface Love on Jan 29 2016
Surface Love
  • Minted May 10, 2014
  • 7 Awards
  • 184 Comments made
  • 4264 Votes cast

Thanks for the like Melissa - loving your paintings! Best of luck with the challenge

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 29 2016
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 52 Awards
  • 2003 Comments made
  • 3188 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my new work Melissa! Your work is lovely. All the best and can't wait to see more!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jan 27 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 743 Comments made
  • 22655 Votes cast

Melissa, thanks a bunch for the "like", I really appreciate the compliment! ;-)

Gary Lee on Jan 27 2016
Gary Lee
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
  • 23 Comments made
  • 176 Votes cast

I love the pastel softness and peaceful tranquility of your work. Keep going.

claire whitehead on Jan 27 2016
claire whitehead
  • Minted Nov 9, 2014
  • 4 Awards
  • 56 Comments made
  • 5056 Votes cast

Thank you for the likes Melissa! I love your work!

Amy Hall on Sep 28 2015
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 17 Awards
  • 716 Comments made
  • 5965 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on my "Floral Bubbles" design. Best of luck with your submissions! Your work is fabulous.

Cavell Ferguson on Sep 26 2015
Cavell Ferguson
  • Minted Apr 6, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 604 Comments made
  • 5005 Votes cast

Thank you Mellissa for your likes for my entries in the fabric challenge. You have a great portfolio. Good luck on the challenges.

Meagan Christensen on Sep 01 2015
Meagan Christensen
  • Minted Sep 25, 2013
  • 31 Awards
  • 1467 Comments made
  • 21284 Votes cast

I can't wait to see how it turns out! You've got lovely work :)

Melissa Marquardt on Aug 04 2015
Melissa Marquardt
  • Minted Aug 1, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 69 Comments made
  • 10884 Votes cast

Thank you! I am really enjoying the process here. I have only been on Minted a couple of days. It is nice to get back into the creative groove. Time well spent ;-) Thank you again, I will keep an eye out for you and your work as well!

Kate Ross on Aug 04 2015
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
  • 64 Awards
  • 2032 Comments made
  • 34920 Votes cast

Hey there, Melissa. I like your edit to the red bicycle. Very nice! So glad to connect with you. I'll be voting for you. Good luck with everything!