My name is Melissa Scheu, and I'm an artist and illustrator working in Dexter, Michigan. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, and a concentration in oil painting.
Although my education taught me the line that lies between fine art and illustration, to me there is always something essential about the element of the story. Whether it's in the nuance of a look, a the tilt of a head, or some nearly imperceptible object clutched in a hand, there is usually an inexplicable sort of narrative playing out in my work.
I take much or my inspiration from humor and a sense of nostalgia. Off-the-cuff remarks that made me laugh will become drawings or paintings, stories I made up when I was a kid sneak back into my artwork as an adult. The effect is something innocent and absurd, and sometimes even a little eerie.