Original paintings by artist S.A. Melby:  painter, painting, oil, acrylic, fine, art, artist, portraits, best, realism, realistic, jekyll, yellowstone, nyc, famous, soft, tranquil, soothing, rendition, scott melby, s. a. melby, missouri, steelville, gallery, painters, artwork, hanging, wall, beautiful, haunting, melbywanderings, canvas

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S.A. Melby

 

Through my art I want to transport my viewers to the magnificent places I've experienced.  I want them to feel the light, smell the wafting air and  hear the wind.  When that magic happens, the painting is complete.  Full bio...

All paintings are completed with high quality materials and sealed with archival, UV resistant art varnish.  The edges of the canvasses are painted and staple-free, eliminating the need for framing.

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Please contact me with any questions or comments, including purchase inquiries.  I like to get to know my buyers, so please feel free to write. Commission and custom work requests are always welcome!  Also, request to be notified when new paintings are added!

samelby@melbywanderings.com

 

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Have a custom hand-rendered, heirloom-quality painting of your favorite scene!  Just send a photo and I will give you a price quote and timeline. 

   

 

 

Custom pet portraits, too!

 

 

Before I found the joy of color, I was set in a world of black and white.  Here is a sampling of some drawings I've done in the past:

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

About the artist...

 
 

My name is Scott A. Melby.  I have lived in Steelville, Missouri on a century-old farmstead with my lovely wife and three fantastic children for over a decade. 

Many years ago, I abandoned a career as a pen-and-ink portrait artist to pursue other youthful ventures.  Though I worked in many artisan-type fields, I scarcely again produced any two-dimensional artwork.  It was not until recently, many career changes later, and inches away from receiving my bachelorís degree in geology from Missouri S&T, that I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in twenty years.  The passion, joy and skill from which I had walked away so long ago came flooding back tenfold!  I have not been able to stop painting since. 

Now, painting is my obsession.  Until I see with my eyes what I see in my head, I can barely stop even to eat!  Through my art I want to transport my viewers to the magnificent places Iíve experienced: the vibrant north east, the wide west, the great white north, the romantic south, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and of course, the incomparable Missouri Ozarks!  I want them to feel the light, smell the wafting air and hear the wind.  When that magic happens, the painting is complete.  My favorite medium is acrylic for its colorfast longevity and non-toxicity, and I have slipped into a comfortable niche somewhere between realism and impressionism that I hope you will enjoy.

I have come to believe that true happiness comes from the fulfillment of your design.  Do what you were created to do, and you will feel wholly alive.  It works backwards, too: do what drives your passion, and you have found your purpose!

 

 


 
 

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St. Louis Artist' Guild Member

 

See my works in person at:

in Rolla, MO

The Yadkin Creek Mercantile, downtown Steelville, MO

 
 
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Paintings Gallery

 

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Sanctuary: Jekyll Island, GA

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$280 

or Order a Print  

 

Still Awake: NYC Original acrylic on canvas by S.A. Melby

Still Awake:  NYC, NY

33" x 40" acrylic on canvas

$820 SOLD  Order a Print

 

Timeless: Yellowstone Falls

24" x 30" acrylic on canvas

$390 

  or  Order a Print

 

 

Serenity: Jekyll Island, Ga

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$340 SOLD  Order a Print

 

Almost There: NYC, NY

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas 

$920  SOLD

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Solitary: Yellowstone NP

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 SOLD 

 

 

Scuttle: Jekyll Island, GA

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$110  SOLD  Order a Print

 

 

Gasconade Autumn: Missouri Ozarks

Plein air,  16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

$220 SOLD  Order a Print

 

 

Reaching: Jekyll Island, GA

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 SOLD 

 

Meandering:  Elephant Rocks SP, MO

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$340 

 

Fortitude: Jekyll Island, GA

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 

 

Big Girls in the Big Apple: NYC

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas

NFS  Order a Print

 

Rush: Johnson Shut-ins SP, MO

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$340 

 

Black River: Missouri Ozarks

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 

 

Tenacity: Jekyll Island, GA

22" x 28" acrylic on canvas

$320 

 

Bird's Nest Bridge: Steelville, Missouri Ozarks

24" x 30" acrylic on canvas

$410  SOLD

 

Manistique East:  Lake Michigan

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$160 SOLD  Order a Print

 

Odd Couple:  Missouri Ozarks

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 SOLD

 

Maple Moonrise:  Missouri Ozarks

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80 SOLD

 

Into the Trees:  Missouri Ozarks

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

$80  SOLD

 

Welcome:  Missouri Ozarks

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$160  SOLD

 

Old Springhouse:  Missouri Ozarks

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

$240 SOLD  Order a Print

 

Elven Princess

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

NFS  Order a Print

 

Old Faithful: Yellowstone NP

24" X 30" acrylic on canvas

$390  

or  Order a Print 

 

Northwoods Way:  Northern Wisconsin

11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

NFS

 

Gateway Home:  St. Louis, Missouri

24" x 48" acrylic on canvas

$640   

  or   Order a Print

 

Outpost:  Missouri Ozarks

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$160 SOLD

 

Watching:  Missouri Countryside

Photo inspiration by Ali Ward

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas  NFS

 

Tranquility

Photo inspiration by Cassie Rains

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$160 SOLD

 

Pondering

Photo inspiration by Flora Caudill

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

$340  

 or Order a Print

 

Ali's Tree: Missouri Ozarks

Photo inspiration by Ali Ward

24" x 36" acrylic on canvas

$480  

 or Order a Print

 

Cold and Quiet

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

$160  SOLD

 

Settled In

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Retreating Tide

Photo inspiration by Cassie Rains

30" x 40" acrylic on canvas

$660 

 or Order a Print

 

Dillard Mill

Plein air, 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Shut-ins

Plein air, 16x20 acrylic on canvas

$240 

 

Slick

16x20 acrylic on canvas,  modeling clay

$150

 

The Herd

Plein air, 16x20 acrylic on canvas

$240 SOLD

 

Book cover:

Back to the Banat, by Victor Wendl

18"x24" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Palo Duro Canyon

Plein air, 16"x20" acrylic on canvas

$240 

 

 

Grand Canyon

Plein air, 16"x20" acrylic on canvas

$240   SOLD

 

Bryce Canyon

Plein air, 24x36 acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Skyline Arch

Plein air, 16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Snow in the Rockies

Plein air, 18"x24" acrylic on canvas

$280   

  or Order a Print

 

Mertz Pond

Plein air, 16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Edgar's Watch

30"x40" acrylic on canvas

$820   

or Order a Print

 

Hoppe Spring in the Shade

Plein air, 18"x24"

Sold at Auction

 

On the Banks of the Huzzah,

Plein air, 24"x48"

Sold at Auction

 

The Mertz House

16x20 acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Moab Falls

16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Happy Chippy

11"x14" acrylic on canvas

$125  

 or Order a Print

 

Curious Chippy

11"x14" acrylic on canvas

$125  

 or Order a Print 

 

Breakfast in the Pines

11"x14" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Borealis

24"x48" acrylic on canvas

$425 SOLD

 

Rocky Falls

12"x24" acrylic on canvas

$160 

  or   Order a print

 

Last Light

8"x10" acrylic on canvas

$65  SOLD

 

Storm and Shadow

8"x16" acrylic on canvas

$80  SOLD

 

Desert Bloom

8"x10" acrylic on canvas

$65  SOLD

 

Winds of Time

8"x16" acrylic on canvas

$80 

 

Onondaga Queen

16"x20" acrylic on canvas

$210 

 

Retired

8"x10" acrylic on canvas

$65 

 

Hunkered Down

16"x20" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

Up at the Lake

24"x48" acrylic on canvas

Custom Order

 

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