Melanie MacDonald was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. She works full-time as a painter in her downtown studio and is an active member of the Niagara Artists Centre.
MacDonald’s subjects have ranged from vignettes of dirty dishes, vintage board games, scrapbooks, and ceramic figurines to studies of fishing lures, pond life, and lichen. She regards her paintings as visual poems that mark the brief, curious moments that punctuate the everyday. In the tradition of still life painting, MacDonald’s paintings arrest time for the sake of contemplating the transient nature of our lives.
MacDonald has exhibited in public and commercial galleries across the province, in up state New York and often works on large-scale murals and public art projects.