About Melinda Montilla Nickerson


Melinda Montilla Nickerson is an Orlando, FL based artist.  She has been creating for over 10 years.  She is a painter  and photographer specializing in abstract and mixed-media works on canvas, ceramics, and paper.   Her photography reflects her focus on aspects of a subject or setting that creates a very unique and interesting perspective.

Her style resembles Abstract Expressionism and Lyrical Abstraction; the movement embraced the gestural abstraction of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and the color field painting of artists like Mark Rothko and others.  Abstraction fosters artistic freedom from all traditional aesthetic and social values and favors spontaneous, free, personal expression.

Melinda accomplishes evoking feelings from within her art.  Her use of lines, colors and shapes reaches deeply inside us to bring internal emotions to the surface.   The work is characterized by rigorous attention to formal elements such as color, shape, balance, depth, composition, and scale; yet, she refuses to consider her paintings solely in these terms.

The artist’s work has been acquired by private collectors in the United States (i.e.,  Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia) and abroad (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).