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Melissa West linoleum block self-portrait

About the Artist

Melissa West lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She loves painting because of the loose expressiveness of paint. She loves printmaking because of the workman-like process of carving and printing blocks. You will often find her out on the hiking trails, sketchbook in hand.


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