Melissa McCracken

"Gravity"  oil an acrylic on canvas
"Gravity " oil and acrylic on canvas

Melissa McCracken was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from William Jewell College in 2013, but ultimately pursued a career in the arts post-graduation. As a synesthete, she utilizes her unique ability to see colors in the sounds she hears. Many of her paintings incorporate vibrant colors and lively textures to depict the movement of music.

 

Implementing the effects of both palette knives and brushwork, Melissa seeks to convey the swirl of colors embedded deep in her mind’s eye. Layered blossoms of color and streaks of white create cosmic-like scenes, evoking new perceptions of melody and rhythm in her audience. Through her work, Melissa strives to unmask the elusive areas of the world we encounter, allowing a refreshing experience of the familiar.

 


For further press info and artist interviews please view the links below.

 

https://www.facebook.com/greatbigstory/videos/1529100847392343/

 

http://www.mtv.com/news/2146358/melissa-mccracken-synesthesia-art/

 

http://diymag.com/2015/04/16/an-artist-with-synesthesia-has-put-radiohead-glass-animals-and-john-lennon-songs-to-canvas

 

http://artistsinspireartists.com/painting/melissa-mccracken-paints-music-she-can-see