MEL SHAPCOTT brings talents from both art and industry. She draws from a bright palette of watercolor hues to create vibrant, abstract paintings and evocative, mixed media landscapes. Her work provides a peek into an artist’s inner terrain where boundless sensation wrestles with raw passion on the canvas of a keenly inquisitive mind.
Her technical skills honed as Owner and Project Manager at website design and development company Cyberian Frontier and as Vice President of web hosting and publishing company Solar Flare, LLC, are intertwined with her work as an artist and have provided a vehicle for collaborating, creating, and innovating in virtual artistic space. She is the founder of Wild Woman Rising magazine, an online meeting place for artists and activists, and creator of the recently published Akashic Oracle Deck, tool for intuitive inspiration.
Shapcott is an agent of understanding in a rapidly evolving universe, and her individual and collaborative projects often explore and celebrate the melding of art with social issues, women’s empowerment, and community building. She is a graduate of the Priestess Path women’s leadership program, and in 2012 she won the Larger Visions Positive Change Award from Peregrine Gallery, Providence, RI. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.