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Mr. Kite

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Price: $ 185.00

acrylic and graphite on panel

10" x 10"

Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Why Melissa chose that particular album:

My sister and I went through an intense Beatle’s phase in Middle School and refused to listen to anything else, which was certainly weird for the mid 90’s! I was gifted this album for my birthday when we were 14 or 15 and we both agreed it was TOO weird, odd, and just plain out there. But, it slowly grew on me and, in particular, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” was the gateway song that lured me in. This album opened me up to embracing things that were, at first glance, out of my comfort zone. And the album artwork was revolutionary and the iconic lineup of people actually included one of my RISD college professors! Being a middle schooler, however, I took the song very literally and imagined it was about an ACTUAL kite… 

About The Artist

Melissa is a New England artist currently living on the seacoast of New Hampshire. She holds a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and spends her days working as a Creative Manager.

Her work is primarily done in watercolor, acrylic or gouache on vellum or Bristol board. When she's not painting or designing, she can be found playing her cello in the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and gazing at any and all planes that happen to be flying overhead.

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