MMoA Artists Share: Melissa Verdier

Melissa Verdier is a local Mystic artist who recently reverted her focus to creating landscapes in pastel.


“Subjects I have chosen for my paintings reflect moments of solitude and peace possibly evoking a favorite memory for the viewer. For my current work, I enjoy painting outdoor images of the changing  seasons. I have re-kindled my interest in pastels which provide a soft representation of my East coast and inland locations.”


Melissa became an Elected Artist member at MMoA in 2004.


About the Artist

Melissa Verdier received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Briarcliff College in New York and her Master of Arts at Western Connecticut State College in 1976. Initially inspired by her father’s love of drawing and painting, her interest in art has been a life long passion. She became an art teacher upon graduation from college and continued her art education in the studio as well as through visits to museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. Verdier has worked in numerous media with a focus on figure and landscape studies.

She has been included in numerous juried exhibitions throughout Connecticut including Silvermine, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic Museum of Art, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, New Canaan Society for the Arts, and in New York with the Historical Society Museums of Pound Ridge and Bedford.  She is an Elected Artist member with Mystic Museum of Art and is represented at Artists’ Coop Gallery in Westerly, RI.  Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the U. S. and Europe.