MELANIE POSNER, a local artist from St. Pete, officially picked up a paint brush in late 2014. Since then oil painting has stolen her heart. Originally from Pennsylvania, as a little girl art was her happy place.  She graduated from The University of Tampa with a BFA in Painting in 2016. With that, her work has been shown in multiple shows such as Nude Nite in both Orlando and Tampa, she had won "Best in Show" at a juried exhibition, and had her artwork displayed on the cover of a publication at her collage.

She is inspired by the beauty of the female body. Whether she is using her artwork to have a voice by painting confrontational images, to using the human form to express feelings of love and happiness, she is consistently making the viewer feel.

Exploring boundaries whether it comes to the content of her art or with using different mediums is an important factor in her art making. She is on a constant path to grow and is continuously trying to teach the viewer by using her brush strokes as her voice. Melanie uses her personal experiences and emotions to guide the way.