“To practice your art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Melissa Borko Tevere lives and works in Jenkintown Pennsylvania with her two kids, two cats and two parakeets in a tiny two bedroom apartment where she creates art in whatever room she happens to be in.
She is also a writer and an entrepreneur and is the author of the blog The Ladies who Launch. She is the editor of two fine art and creative writing compilations, Extraordinary Gifts: Remarkable Women of the Delaware Valley and Forgotten Philadelphia: Art and Writing Inspired by Philadelphia Heritage Sites.
I am drawn to both the spiritual and the emotional quality of light filtering through branches and leaves. The transient quality of nature elicits a guttural feeling of melancholic longing. My work attempts to portray these fleeting moments in time – changing weather, light, and time of day. By capturing nature’s ephemerality, I hope to highlight the essential value of nature’s beauty to quality of life.
-Melissa Borko Tevere, 2019