Melinda J. Weis

I came to painting later in life. I started out tole painting when I was in my mid 30’s. I got tired of sanding (sneeze, cough) and I had a friend who encouraged me to take the plunge and study painting at Wichita State University. Thus began my adventures in making art! I studied painting from Jill Eggers, Mary Morgan and Ron Christ, at WSU. I have studied locally with Mary Binford Miller, Jim Gross, Matthew Hilyard, and Brian Hinkle at the Wichita Center for the Arts. I have also attended workshops by Phil Starke, Jim Clements and Carol Marine (yes, THE Carol Marine!).

I have been blessed to have exhibited in the juried National Small Oils Exhibition (awarded an Honorable Mention and 2nd Place), Art from the Heartland at the Coutts Museum (Regional level) and Butler County Community College (National level) in El Dorado, and the Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition in Wichita (awarded 3rd Place).

I tend to work in a series, most recently painting crows. I love them, they have so much personality! However, it doesn’t matter what I’m painting, I am always inspired by God’s beautiful creation.

I currently live in Derby, Kansas and teach at the Wichita Center for the Arts. Along with painting, I enjoy photography, graphic arts, playing the piano and listening to Michael Bublé.

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