melanie b. mcfarland
Melanie McFarland has been creating art since age 11. Her love of textile design led to a career in the fashion and textile industries where she traveled the world researching and setting sizing standards for industry giants such as Gap, Inc and The Walt Disney Company. Melanie has curated and exhibited art internationally. In 2011, she published“Out of the Box With Easy Blocks,” a collaborative, colorful and artsy manual for making fun “off the bed” quilts. Her original design projects have been published in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. In addition to textile arts, Melanie’s talents include abstract painting and mixed media. From her studio in Hawthorne, California, Melanie creates mixed media works and large scale acrylic paintings. When she’s not creating in the studio, she likes to cook, read, practice yoga, and ride her bike along the Manhattan Beach Strand.