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dolli melaine


from childhood, faces were painted. innocent unsuspecting dolls self portraits
.... playing with make-up as a young teen ... onto becoming a professional make-up artist...


faces, many painted faces


finally an image appears upon a canvas, as the eyes of a soul bring completion
from a place of innocence and knowing... a fine balance.


a life lived inside music, art, dance, performance art, writing, teaching, living
darkness into light, feeling the rawness of time and space, here... now*



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The above picture was taken when my inspiration to paint portraits came to life. Here I am in the studio of TOM X... a great artist whom I had the good fortune, for many months, to be present and absorb the absolute essence of how a painting is created from beginning to end. It was the art education I craved and had dreamed of. To watch and learn from a master painter such as he.


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