Dawn, Melissa

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Unlike most artists, unfortunately Melissa didn't grow up with a paintbrush in her hand. Raised by parents who encouraged her imagination, Melissa has always created fantasy worlds and stories in her head. While she loves painting angels and fairies, faery kittens have become her favorite subjects to paint. And she loves to hear about her customers kitties as well!

A self-taught artist, Melissa spends her days wrapped up in her own fantasy worlds as much as possible, which usually consists of day-dreaming about (and working on!) her next paintings. One of her favorite things to do is show her art at fairs and festivals, where she meets a lot of wonderful people!

Melissa Dawn was born in Northern California in 1983. While she always enjoyed beading and crafting, Melissa never imaged that one day she would become an artist. In 2006, after graduating college, she discovered fairy art at a local county fair and fell head over heels in love. To make up for lost time, Melissa dedicated herself to painting 12-14 hours a day (yes, seriously!), while working towards a Master's Degree in Library Science. By the time Melissa was ready to graduate, she had already begun selling her artwork and jewelry, and decided to pursue a career in art instead.

Melissa opened up her art business in 2007 under the name "Spellbound Wings" since she was painting fairies, angels... and one angel cat. To her surprise, the angel cat was one of her best sellers at the first festival Melissa vended at in April 2007. She painted two more fairy cats, including "Purrfect Autumn," which was based on her kitten Strider. Purrfect Autumn became an instant best-seller, and Melissa happily began painting more fairy cats. Slowly they took over, until she was painting winged cats almost exclusively. To reflect this change, in 2010 Melissa and Tim changed the name of her business to Melissa Dawn Art.



Midday Moon

Midday Moon

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Mini Angel Hearts Break Too

Mini Angel Hearts Break Too

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Mini Angel Light

Mini Angel Light

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Mini Aquamarine Cat

Mini Aquamarine Cat

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Mini Autumn Cat Magic

Mini Autumn Cat Magic

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Mini Autumn Twilight

Mini Autumn Twilight

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Mini Blackberry Kitten

Mini Blackberry Kitten

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Mini Bluebells

Mini Bluebells

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Mini Blueberry Kitten

Mini Blueberry Kitten

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Mini Bubbles

Mini Bubbles

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Mini Candy Cane Elf

Mini Candy Cane Elf

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Mini Candy Cane Lane

Mini Candy Cane Lane

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Mini Cherry Kitten

Mini Cherry Kitten

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Mini Daybreak Moon

Mini Daybreak Moon

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Mini December Wings

Mini December Wings

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Mini Fragile Spring

Mini Fragile Spring

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Mini Garnet Cat

Mini Garnet Cat

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Mini Gossamer Spring

Mini Gossamer Spring

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Mini Hummingbird Summer

Mini Hummingbird Summer

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Mini Key of Leaves

Mini Key of Leaves

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Mini Lilac Daydreams

Mini Lilac Daydreams

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Mini Lily Bells

Mini Lily Bells

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Mini Midday Moon Pearls

Mini Midday Moon Pearls

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Mini Phantom of The Masquerade

Mini Phantom of The Masquerade

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Mini Pumpkin Cat Magic

Mini Pumpkin Cat Magic

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Mini Purple Lilies

Mini Purple Lilies

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Mini Purrfect Stocking Stuffers

Mini Purrfect Stocking Stuffers

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Mini Reindeer Stocking

Mini Reindeer Stocking

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Mini Ruby Cat

Mini Ruby Cat

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Mini Sailor Boy

Mini Sailor Boy

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Mini Santa Paws

Mini Santa Paws

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Mini Snowflake Daydreams

Mini Snowflake Daydreams

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Mini Snowflake Fairytail

Mini Snowflake Fairytail

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Mini Strawberry Kitten

Mini Strawberry Kitten

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Mini Sweet Daydreams

Mini Sweet Daydreams

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Mini Twilight Moon Pearls

Mini Twilight Moon Pearls

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