Kreh Mellick

Region: South

Website: http://krehmellick.com

City / State: Penland, NC

All my drawings tell a story, and stem from a deep love of illustration’s storytelling power. Ghosts, folklore, and memory commingle in my work. The red motifs come from my greatgrandmother’s sketchbooks: she painted traditional Pennsylvania- Dutch decorations for tins, chairs, and glass paintings that I continue to adapt and expand, creating atmospheres for my figures to inhabit. In creating the patterns that become havens for my figures, I reference the past, in hopes of connecting to the women who came before me.