'Sing Your Song' 

June 18, 2016 at Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS

See you there!


Come Awake, My Love 

What a wonderful opening! 

Here's the full show:

(and a few photos from the opening)

(48x48 inch, oil on board, 'Furious Love' -sold)

(48x48, oil on board, 'Furious Love' - available)

(18x24, oil on board, 'Come Awake, My Love' - sold)

(24x30 inch, oil on board, 'Boone' - sold)

(24x36 inch, oil on board, 'Mirabel' - sold)


Welcome to the portfolio of Melissa Townsend!

Just for fun

Here's a painting I created in 2015. It came about as I was chatting with a dear friend (we were heading home and flying over Halifax). I could see beating hearts in all of the homes as we flew over. I imagined people's hearts as treasure; it was a liquid gold type of feeling... 

A New Day Dawning. 

24x24 inch, oil on board, sold.


Here's a couple of pieces on the go right now.

I usually have a few commissions on the go...working on this at the moment. 
Loving the purples. 


Some captures from the recent opening of 'Golden'

What a fun show!
I even met 'Amy' the dachshund dog and her dog-momma. 
I was commissioned to paint Amy a few years ago!


Live Painting

Sometimes I paint live at events and at weddings. Live painting is an unique way to capture your special day. Here is a couple of captures from the recent wedding of Danielle and Tim. What an honour it was to be part of this beautiful celebration.  

Thank you Yorke Photography

Here is the finished painting.

An Indie Wedding Social! (wedding show)

This wedding show was an opportunity to showcase the idea of live painting during weddings. See more images and blog post from my dear friend & photographer Nicole Lapierre. Here's a couple of photos from the show. I had so much fun!


What I love to paint.

I'm in love with so many different beautiful things it's hard to study & paint one thing...

Below are a few of the ways I love to capture what I see.
interior photos are captured by wonderful Nicole of 
Nicole Lapierre Photography

1. Landscapes

2. Portraits

3. Abstracts