Mya Bessette

Mya Bessette. Based in Bigfork, MT, US.

  • 10 awards won
  • 282 comments made
  • 1631 votes cast
  • Minted on Jul 11 2015
  • www.myabessette.com
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/myabessetteartstudio

Awards

  • winner 4
  • editor pick 6

About Mya Bessette

My aesthetic is ever-changing. Ethereal-light-reflective and playful one moment, industrial-modern-gritty-urban the next. I find it so difficult to limit myself to any one style because I like to be surrounded by contrasting elements in my own environment. A painting should evoke emotion in its owner every time he or she looks at it. When I create my paintings, I envision them in someone’s home and hope that each piece brings as much joy to its new owner as it did to me during its creation.

favorite artists

  • Nikki Erickson
  • Melanie Severin
  • Lori Wemple
  • Nell Waters Bernegger
  • Naomi Ernest
  • Ashley Michel

comments

Mya Bessette on Nov 14 2017
Mya Bessette
  • Minted Jul 11, 2015
  • 10 Awards
  • 282 Comments made
  • 1631 Votes cast

This community never ceases to amaze me. Thank you all so much for all of the encouragement and well wishes! I feel so honored and grateful to have my painting featured along side the work of so many of my talented fellow Minties!

Claudia Orengo on Jul 20 2017
Claudia Orengo
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 11 Awards
  • 98 Comments made
  • 1886 Votes cast

Hi Mya!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments as always :) I'm working on it, I'm happy that they extended the deadline hahah... How are you darling? Hope everything is fine too for you!

Karen Kardatzke on May 07 2017
Karen Kardatzke
  • Minted Nov 1, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 291 Comments made
  • 4455 Votes cast

You need to submit something too!! still have until tomorrow 8pm I think!

Karen Kardatzke on May 07 2017
Karen Kardatzke
  • Minted Nov 1, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 291 Comments made
  • 4455 Votes cast

thanks for the likes/comments on my cards Mya! We'll see how this goes?! ;)

Deana Clement on Feb 09 2017
Deana Clement
  • Minted Jan 2, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 11 Comments made
  • 1254 Votes cast

Hi Mya- Thank you for your comment on my submission...Your work is absolutely beautiful as well!

Eliane Lamb on Feb 05 2017
Eliane Lamb
  • Minted Sep 5, 2014
  • 12 Awards
  • 99 Comments made
  • 1630 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thanks so much for your comment on my submission. Best of luck in the challenge.

Angela Thompson on Feb 04 2017
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 88 Awards
  • 547 Comments made
  • 4293 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thank you so much for your nice comment on Wild Heart:) Your paintings are so beautiful

Corinne Aelbers on Feb 02 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 835 Comments made
  • 3093 Votes cast

Mya, thank you for your comment on my sandpiper sketch in the West Elm challenge. Best of luck with your entries in 2017. - Corinne

Sarah Luna on Jan 31 2017
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 549 Comments made
  • 4889 Votes cast

Hi Mya! Thanks so much for your inspiring comment on Indigo Feather - to be told my work is recognizable is a huge compliment, especially coming from you! Your work is so soft, feminine and full of quiet aliveness - so precious! Best in the WE challenge... :)

Amy Moen on Jan 28 2017
Amy Moen
  • Minted Jan 16, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 234 Comments made
  • 3025 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind comments, Mya! I'm loving all of your pieces. Best of luck! :)

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jan 28 2017
Hannah Lowe Corman
  • Minted Jun 23, 2016
  • 189 Comments made
  • 1156 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind comment on my painting "Billowing Clouds" ~ I love the movement in your work as well, particularly the Tide Pool series.

Monica Janes Fine Art on Jan 25 2017
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 827 Comments made
  • 8846 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thanks so much for your awesome comment on my Daydream Painting. Greatly appreciated and I must say I am a big fan of your work. All the best in this challenge! xoxo, Monica

Laura Blue Palmer on Jan 25 2017
Laura Blue Palmer
  • Minted Jan 15, 2016
  • 7 Comments made
  • 414 Votes cast

Keyboard slip Mya! xoxo

Laura Blue Palmer on Jan 25 2017
Laura Blue Palmer
  • Minted Jan 15, 2016
  • 7 Comments made
  • 414 Votes cast

May, you know how much I love your work, thanks for getting me involved in the Minted community. xoxo - Laura

Courtney Crane on Jun 28 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 2197 Comments made
  • 41664 Votes cast

Hi Mya, Thank you for the like on Dance Partners. About Morning Calm, go with your instinct. No one knows what you are trying to convey better than you. :)

Mya Bessette on Jun 28 2016
Mya Bessette
  • Minted Jul 11, 2015
  • 10 Awards
  • 282 Comments made
  • 1631 Votes cast

Everyone, please check out the designs of my IG friend and uber talented artist Matt Shurtleff! His work is so unique and modern! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/638630

Claudia Orengo on Jun 16 2016
Claudia Orengo
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 11 Awards
  • 98 Comments made
  • 1886 Votes cast

Dear Mya! Thanks for your comment and encouragement! I'm pretty excited too to paint some watercolors for the Beautiful Places & Spaces :) I'll work on it soon!! Big hugs and love <3

Kristy Case on Jun 13 2016
Kristy Case
  • Minted Feb 3, 2015
  • 70 Comments made
  • 1283 Votes cast

Hi Mya! Thank you for taking the time to comment on my submission of Glacier Blue. Best of luck with the challenge and I look forward to following your work! Cheers! K

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jun 13 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 15 Awards
  • 559 Comments made
  • 15254 Votes cast

Thanks a bunch for the "likes" and taking time to look over my work as well as giving some feedback. Your work is fantastic Title Pool #2 is my very favorite. Best of luck to you! ;-)

Robert Deem on Jun 13 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1127 Comments made
  • 25990 Votes cast

Thank you Mya for both "liking" and taking the time to comment on "Warm Water". I enjoy your work and look forward to seeing more. Best of luck!

Alison Jerry Designs on Jun 12 2016
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 2071 Votes cast

Mya! Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my latest work! Love your new submissions! A

Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on Apr 19 2016
Joey Crisostomo-Wynne
  • Minted Aug 8, 2013
  • 4 Awards
  • 877 Comments made
  • 17500 Votes cast

May, thanks for your comment on my T-Shirt design--I truly appreciate it. Congrats on your win for the West Elm challenge--it's well deserved!

Alison Jerry Designs on Apr 18 2016
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 2071 Votes cast

Congrats on your win and your wonderful comments on my West Elm win! Look forward to seeing more of your work! All the best to you-

Kamala Nahas on Apr 17 2016
Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
  • 74 Awards
  • 1414 Comments made
  • 47997 Votes cast

Thank you for your kind words. Congrats on your win and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Mya Bessette on Apr 17 2016
Mya Bessette
  • Minted Jul 11, 2015
  • 10 Awards
  • 282 Comments made
  • 1631 Votes cast

Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of encouragement. I'm so excited and honored, I almost don't know what to do with myself! I'm just so thankful to be a part of this wonderful community of independent artists.

Susan Moyal on Mar 13 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 139 Awards
  • 2297 Comments made
  • 17970 Votes cast

Hi Mya thanks for the like:) Your work is stunning!!!

Pooja Pittie on Mar 12 2016
Pooja Pittie
  • Minted Jul 8, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 343 Comments made
  • 20891 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thank you so much for your comments on my "100 percent fresh" design. I have centered the type and also made everything smaller to give the label room to breathe. I hope you will take a look and let me know if it still needs any changes. Thank you!

Courtney Crane on Feb 19 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 2197 Comments made
  • 41664 Votes cast

HI Mya, Thank you for the positive feedback on my work. It is appreciated. I admire truly your work and the happiness it evokes! I started following you on IG to see you beautiful work more often! Best of luck to you!

Claudia Orengo on Feb 12 2016
Claudia Orengo
  • Minted Feb 11, 2016
  • 11 Awards
  • 98 Comments made
  • 1886 Votes cast

THank you so much for your comment, Mya! It means a lot since it is the first design I upload in Minted :)

Keen Peachy on Feb 02 2016
Keen Peachy
  • Minted Feb 28, 2013
  • 59 Awards
  • 1181 Comments made
  • 78809 Votes cast

Thank you for the sweet comment, Mya! Love your Move Me piece, by the way!!

Jana Volfova on Jan 29 2016
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 66 Awards
  • 963 Comments made
  • 19932 Votes cast

Thanks Mya for your comment. Love your style!

michaelandaubrey on Jan 29 2016
michaelandaubrey
  • Minted Jan 6, 2016
  • 85 Comments made
  • 539 Votes cast

Thank you Mya, for your comment on Juliet. Such encouraging words! :)

Tamara on Jan 24 2016
Tamara
  • Minted Feb 2, 2015
  • 51 Comments made
  • 998 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your comment!!! :) I added a version B with enriched color. Check it out! Love to hear your feedback -T

Jennifer Ritterman on Jan 21 2016
Jennifer Ritterman
  • Minted Jan 9, 2016
  • 12 Comments made

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Mya! I really appreciate it. Your Move Me piece is so beautiful and inspiring.

Shannon on Jan 20 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 15 Awards
  • 2320 Comments made
  • 15615 Votes cast

Thanks for the encouraging comment Mya! Like you, my aesthetic is always changing (and not all experiments are a success …understatement - lol). You have such an eye for painting, the way you use color and bring in a sense of light is amazing!

Gail Schechter on Jan 20 2016
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 168 Comments made
  • 3646 Votes cast

That should have been ethereal!

Gail Schechter on Jan 20 2016
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 168 Comments made
  • 3646 Votes cast

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It's hard to reimagine an icon like the Guggenheim. Much appreciated. Your watercolor price is so vibrant an ethers real

Courtney Crane on Jan 20 2016
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 2197 Comments made
  • 41664 Votes cast

Hi Mya! Thank you for the your like on Tahitian Dreams. ;) I love the palettes you choose in your work! They are so cheerful. Good luck!

Jenny Partrite on Jan 17 2016
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 9 Awards
  • 167 Comments made
  • 2961 Votes cast

Hi Mya, Thank you for your kind words and I love your work! ox Jenny

Kathleen Ney on Jan 11 2016
Kathleen Ney
  • Minted Jan 4, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 171 Comments made
  • 244 Votes cast

Thank you for your comments on the scribble group, Mya, love your work! I also have a hard time sticking with one style, too much fun to experiment :)

Alexandra Feo on Sep 07 2015
Alexandra Feo
  • Minted Apr 20, 2015
  • 17 Awards
  • 26 Comments made
  • 566 Votes cast

Hi Mia, thank you so much for your nice reflections on my Under Paris picture, I appreciated.

Demi and Olive on Sep 06 2015
Demi and Olive
  • Minted Oct 11, 2012
  • 7 Awards
  • 2 Comments made
  • 790 Votes cast

Hi Mya-Thank you for the comment on my art submission. Your descriptive words fit so well with the work. : ) Your painting is beautiful as well! Anna

Debra Pruskowski on Sep 05 2015
Debra Pruskowski
  • Minted Dec 19, 2012
  • 12 Awards
  • 903 Comments made
  • 10856 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thanks for the nice comment on my painting! Your painting is lovely - good luck!

Nell Waters Bernegger on Aug 31 2015
Nell Waters Bernegger
  • Minted Dec 2, 2011
  • 15 Awards
  • 187 Comments made
  • 3270 Votes cast

Thank you for you comment on Notions, Mya! Move me is beautiful too!

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 26 2015
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 2071 Votes cast

Thanks Mya for liking my new work! Can't wait to see more of your work! Alison

Courtney Crane on Aug 25 2015
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 2197 Comments made
  • 41664 Votes cast

Hi Mya, thank you for the kind comments on Roil and you likes on my work! I love the colorful and playful nature of Move Me! Good luck! Courtney