ABOUT MELISANDE 

Painting scenery, designing masks and dancing in them around the world, has all naturally evolved into Melisande's present form of expression as an illustrator. She has been a professional performer since the age of five; ballet dancer, concert pianist and co-founder of a mask and mime theater company, receiving international acclaim.

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She has written and illustrated several books for her two daughters throughout their childhood, exhibited widely, and has created numerous commissioned pieces for collectors. With an infusion of inks, gouache and watercolors, she continues to invent compositions that are both enchanting and witty, and has been the recipient of scholarships and awards for her many achievements.

Melisande lives on the islands of Jamaica and Manhattan. The luminosity of tropical hues in Jamaica especially influence her work. Art, to her, is an essential element of life.



          

        

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CHILDREN'S PUBLISHERS AND BOOKS 
Albert Whitman & Company - GIRL, YOU'RE AMAZING
Kingston Publishers - SOON COME, PTOLEMY TURTLE
Rigby - BLAST OFF
Henry Holt - BABY SITTER SINGS
Holiday House - PIZZA FOR THE QUEEN
Brown Publishing
McGraw-Hill
Harcourt Brace

OTHER CLIENTS
Colorado Children's Hospital Annual Book
Dulles Airport-400 ft travel murals for renovation project
Amfar - Christmas Card
Woman's Day magazine
Book of the Month Club
American Way Magazine
New Yorker Magazine
United Airline Destination Poster

EXPERIENCE - Mask Designs, Paintings and Performances 
Smithsonian Institute - Discovery Theater, Washington DC 
Field Museum - Natural History, Chicago IL 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Inauguration of the Wing of Eastern Art, Boston MA
Whitney Museum - Inauguration of Annex Space, Stamford CT
American Craft Museum
Museum of Modern Art - Twentieth Anniversary - Denmark
Spoleto Festival, Spoleto Italy and Charleston SC
Society of Illustrators Exhibition


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