My name is Melissa Hyatt and I love to paint. I was inspired early on by my Grandmother’s paintings which influenced my attending Syracuse University as a Surface Pattern Design major. After many years in NYC I left my dream job as a design director at Waverly Fabrics and moved to Eastern Long Island to raise my family. I started freelancing and eventually rediscovered my creative passion, painting.
From my sunny redesigned studio I create my watercolor and oil paintings , Giclee prints, freelance design projects for my textile clients, decorating solutions for my interior clients and I dream up new surface pattern designs.
Color inspires me every day in many ways whether it’s the colors in the sky, my daughter’s eyes, in the stores I shop in or my watercolor palette. With my paintings I strive to capture the light and beauty of the places and things I love. I want to share my art and to make the world a more beautiful place.
Things that inspire me (and bring a smile to my face):
Big puffy clouds
Sunsets at Kenney’s beach
The view outside my window
The art of Matisse, Georgis O’keefe and Edward Hopper
A good latte!