Melanie C. Stackhouse is a figurative painter and sculptor receiving her Certificate of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012. She lives on a farm, has been a nurse, flight attendant and has raised three children. Her life experiences are reflected in her art.

Due to the overstimulation we experience in our everyday lives, Melanie would like the art viewer to experience a moment of quiet. She wants them to feel the connection man has to the earth and it’s creatures and the importance of them to their livelihood. Her art depicts the beauty of the interaction of farmland, animals and people and shows the beauty of their interaction and dependence.