Bird on a Branch

Bird on a Branch by Melinda Rigney

Melinda Rigney

After retirement from working as a School Psychologist at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical HS in Palmer, I started exploring many different art mediums. My first attempts were with pen and ink with watercolor washes and now have branched out to oil painting, pastels, colored pencil with watercolor, and watercolor. I have had the wonderful opportunity to take classes from some of the finest teachers in the Valley, Susan Pecora, Kara Bigda, Alexandra Walters, Jeff Kern, and Eliza Moser. I am active in Workshop 13 in Ware and Wilbraham Art League.

I live with my husband, two cats and two horses on a farm in South Belchertown. When not creating art, I am playing tennis, riding bicycles and horses, gardening, making maple syrup and wine, golfing and reading books. Life is good!


Watercolor/Colored Pencil/Oil/Pastel




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