Congratulations to Melissa Mary Duncan. She is nominated in the Best Artist category for the Aurora awards. This is Melissa’s second nomination.
A Pulp Literature Favourite
We are big fans of Melissa’s work. Managing Editor Jen Landels found Melissa while we were putting together Issue 1 of Pulp Literature. The Beer Fairy became the first compelling visual for the magazine.
We always find it hard to choose among her bewitching works. Melissa also created the covers for Issue 5, Fondly Remembered Magic, Issue 12, The Story Teller, and soon-to-be-released Allaigna’s Song: Overture, by JM Landels.
Melissa writes: “My inspiration comes from only one source. When I draw or paint the subject may be sparked from a Celtic legend, a tale from the Brother’s Grimm, the lyric from an ancient ballad or the melody of a carol but the finished painting and whatever the viewer finds in it comes from the heart.” More here.
Melissa lives in the historic city of New Westminster, British Columbia with her husband, author dvsduncan. Having a playful inner landscape, she confesses to having a hat addiction, wearing Edwardian clothing, reading in the bath, and watching British dramas whilst drinking lemonade. A proud mother of two and grandmother of three, Melissa remains a student of Celtic, English and Northern European history and mythology.
We love Melissa’s calendar, and her gorgeous, magical, book Faye: The Art of Melissa Mary Duncan. Her new book, Sketches on the Road to Elfland, will be out in time for Christmas. Melissa also has a video coming out soon on the process of her art. Check out her trailer message here.
Amazon reviews of Melissa Mary Duncan ’s work
“Sometimes whimsical, sometimes haunting, always exquisitely detailed and beautiful, Melissa Mary Duncan’s artwork is full of folkloric, historic, and classical influences, as she shows us glimpses of a world which surely must be right behind the next tree. Each piece has a tale to tell, and every time I look through this book I see something new tucked in a border or hidden in the background which I hadn’t seen before.”
“The pictures are beautiful at first look and extraordinary when you look closer and see all of the nuances she builds into each piece of art. The anecdotal stories in the book are a very special insight into the artist and her daughters which adds a heart-warming personality to each piece.”