River Muse Art Gallery & Studio... ...where creativity flows
Mel Eatherington is a self-taught abstract artist tucked up in a small town in northern New York, where the snow is measured in feet and people look at her funny when she says, “y’all.” Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, she spent eight years in San Antonio before moving to her current town. She has also spent significant time in Bavaria, and her travels have influenced her love of vibrant art.
Mel specializes in painting with alcohol inks. She adores the "bloom" of the richly pigmented inks across the page, and her business name (Wandering Bloom Art) reflects that unrestrained motion.
Mel's paintings have found homes in several countries around the world. You can also see her artwork on the album cover of the charity EP released in 2020 by Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters, at wanderingbloomart.com.
i gorge my long-starved heart
on landscapes, on lushness;
naked and made shameless with the privation
of dust and flatland,
scorpions and scorching sky and a thousand shades of beige –
it devours hills and forests, frogsong
and autumns and field after field
of late-tasseled corn or thick-packed snows,
ice-laden branches, hushings of winter
and mad riotous springs.
drunk on adirondack lakes and summer,
drowsy with memories and sunsets
warmed like gold on water,
it returns plumply to my chest
and sighs the sigh of one contented.