KREH MELLICK

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KREH  MELLICK
Oxford American’s list of “new superstars of Southern art” includes several Asheville artists. Included in this list is Kreh Mellick, described as an artist who “balances delicately rendered pen-and-ink figures with crisp, bold strokes of red gouache, all set in a landscape void of detail.” Kreh creates her paintings from her studio in Western North Carolina.
Featured Piece
KREH  MELLICK Heads on a Pot

Heads on a Pot
- Gouache and cut paper
14-1/2 x 12-1/4 in
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KREH  MELLICK Heads on a Pot
Heads on a Pot
Gouache and cut paper  
14-1/2 x 12-1/4 in
Sold
KREH  MELLICK Under Trees
Under Trees
Gouache and cut paper  
31 x 30-1/2 in
$2,200
KREH  MELLICK All the Trees II
All the Trees II
Gouache on paper  
8 x 10 in
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KREH  MELLICK Lap Rabbit
Lap Rabbit
Gouache and cut paper  
14-1/2 x 16-1/2 in
Sold
KREH  MELLICK We Seem to Float
We Seem to Float
Gouache on paper  
22 x 24 in
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KREH  MELLICK With Rocks and Fern I
With Rocks and Fern I
Gouache on paper  
7 x 11 in
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KREH  MELLICK With Rocks and Fern IV
With Rocks and Fern IV
Gouache on paper  
7 x 11 in
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KREH  MELLICK

KREH MELLICK

KREH MELLICK Biography

Kreh Mellick's unconventional drawings relate dark and whimsical tales from childhood folk stories and her own imagination. She uses these compelling images to share an inner dialogue that is not easily communicated in words.

"corners of rooms / claw foot bathtubs / widdled objects / faraway places / bits of wallpaper / ocean liners / I make drawings and / works on paper for these things. / Stories based on or appropriated from / memory, folk tales / traditions / and nostalgia. _ "I do not plan what the characters will look like or even the precise stories that will arise, when I sit down to work. So my drawings tend to come forward as I draw. There are certainly ideas or moments that inspire me TO sit down to work. I find that when I try to make a plan...it falls quickly away. I love this. I love that consistently, I will try to make something premeditated and fail, but with that failure there is something new to be found. That is the most wonderful feeling." - Kreh Mellick

Mellick received her BFA degree from Maine College of Art. Kreh also studied in the CORE Fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts (NC), a residency at the Oregon College of Art + Craft and a residency in Skagastrond, Iceland. She has exhibited in various venues including North Carolina, Arizona and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, ME). Kreh currently works from her studio in Western North Carolina._

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