MELISSA HEFFERLIN ~ Opening Show & Gallery Talk

MELISSA HEFFERLIN studied at the Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, California and in St. Petersburg, Leningrad at the Academy of Art under A.A. Mylnikov.  She has been a professional, international artist for twenty-five years.  She is known for her whimsical still life, portraiture and equestrian imagery in oils and pastels.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Union of Russian Artists St. Petersburg Russia, and the Association of Pastel Painters of Spain.  She is a Signature member of Pastel Society of America and has  won awards for excellence at NYC’s Salmagundi Club, Pastel Society of America, Salon International, Association of Women Artists, and many others.  Her work has been published widely, including Artists Magazine and American Art Collector Magazine She has work in the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Semens Corporation art collection, the museum of the Russian Academy of Art, Southern University to name a few.  Hefferlin’s mediums are oil painting, pastel painting, ink wash and relief painting.   

 

Melissa and her husband, Daud Akhriev maintain a working studio in Chattanooga, TN and the remaining 6 months in Anduloosa, Spain.  In conjunction with her opening show, Melissa and her husband Daud Akhriev will present a talk on Education in the Russian Tradition followed by a question and answer period.  Daud was born in the former Soviet Union and studied classical painting and drawing for 14 years, graduating with honors from the Repin Institute (Russian Academy of Fine Art) with a mesters degree in fine art.  Akhriev is internationally sought after as an instructor for figure and landscape painting and for his monumental work.  

 

The presenation will be held on Friday morning, March 6 from 10-12 o'clock in the Artists Annex.  Reservations and a $15 fee are requested.  For information or to make a reservation please call the gallery at (912.634.8414.)

 

The Things We Take With Us, The Things We Leave Behind by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

The Things We Take With Us, The Things We Leave Behind, 2020

oil on canvas

31.50 x 31.50 in (80.01 x 80.01 cm)

$5,400

Red Ribbon by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Red Ribbon, 2020

Oil

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

Price on Request

Enlightenment by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Enlightenment, 2020

oil

28 x 36 in (71.12 x 91.44 cm)

$5,500

Twins by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Twins, 2020

Oil

8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.40 cm)

Price on Request

Arabesque by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Arabesque, 2020

Oil

10 x 8 in (25.40 x 20.32 cm)

$950

Blended Family by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Blended Family, 2020

oil

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

$4,900

Tangled up in Blue by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Tangled up in Blue, 2020

Pastel

21 x 29 in (53.34 x 73.66 cm)

$3,000

Showgirl by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Showgirl, 2020

Oil

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$850

At the River by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

At the River, 2020

oil

59 x 39 in (149.86 x 99.06 cm)

$8,500

Helen of Troy by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Helen of Troy, 2020

oil

36 x 28 in (91.44 x 71.12 cm)

$5,600

The Heart's a Deep Well by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

The Heart's a Deep Well, 2020

oil

29 x 36 in (73.66 x 91.44 cm)

$5,600

Pensive by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Pensive, 2020

oil

8 x 6 in (20.32 x 15.24 cm)

SOLD

A Place of Her Own by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

A Place of Her Own, 2020

oil

39 x 39 in (99.06 x 99.06 cm)

$8,200

Sentry by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Sentry, 2020

Oil

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Price on Request

Kaleidescope by Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Melissa Hefferlin, OPA

Kaleidescope, 2020

oil on canvas

10 x 10 in (25.40 x 25.40 cm)

$950

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