Melissa Schatzmann is a self-taught artist and has been drawing most of her life. Her appreciation for the great outdoors, along with a love of Canada's cottage country, has led her to focus her talents on drawing wildlife. Melissa captures these wildlife images through traditional and specialized techniques such as "pointillism." After many hours of concentration on each piece, the end result is a highly detailed and realistic wildlife portrait.
Melissa also teaches children's art classes during the winter, spring and fall semesters at a local college in Belleville. She is a member of both the Belleville Arts Association and the Quinte Arts Council.
Melissa's first art exhibit will be held in the fall of 2000, celebrating the millennium at Belleville's Art Gallery located at the Public Library.
Unfortunately, the Internet doesn't do justice to Melissa's art. To get an idea of the detail, follow the two links below.
Tools & Technique
I have been using Sakura Pigma Micron pens to create my pen and ink drawings for a number of years. They have several qualities that I, as an artist, appreciate. They don't need to be refilled and they are long lasting. I love that they don't blotch and they do produce a very dark mark; plus, the ink doesn't fade and it is waterproof! The pens are available in a variety of tip sizes, including sizes small enough to allow me to create fine and highly detailed work. In addition to using them myself, my young students also work with Sakura pens.
Through her company "NorthArt," Melissa markets a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags featuring printed images of her wildlife artwork. These items are available directly from the company as well as at a growing number of gift stores in SouthEastern Ontario. Prints of Melissa's original artwork are also available.
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Check out the NorthArt web site at