Melanie Parke, Dogwood and Cherry, 60x40, oil

Melanie Parke, Single Yellow Poppy at Dusk, 30x40, oil

Melanie Parke, Orchid Window, 36x48, oil

Melanie Parke, Sleep Song, 40x44, oil

Melanie Parke, Lazuli Bird, 35x40, oil

Melanie Parke states that “primacy of spontaneity” and “trust in accident and chance” have always driven her work. She is constantly inspired by the works of others, nature, and “anything else that generates a spark visually, mentally or experientially.” Parke is inspired by the artists De Kooning, Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Howard Hodgkins and Matisse as well as by many of the American Realists and contemporaries working today. Parke finds inspiration in landscapes and gardens and the “iconic power a flower, a field, a farmhouse or a shoreline emanates.” The success of Parke’s work comes from her use of color, temperature, and mood and her ability to balances beauty, grace, power, and sentiment within each of her pieces.

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm



Ninth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 26 – October 2, 2022

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.