Melrose Buchanan

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Melrose Buchanan

Founding Artist

Melrose Tapscott Buchanan is an artist and an educator. She has taught drawing and painting classes and workshops at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Sawtooth School of Visual Art, and Salem Academy and College. For many years Melrose taught two-day and week long watercolor workshops in the mountains and at the beaches of North Carolina and Virginia. (Chincoteagues Island was a favorite spot.)


Melrose chooses to be a careful observer of the world around her. Her passion for observing and sketching from life, dreams, and memories drive her work. Her art is about the complexity of perception—the art of seeing, believing, meditating, and then giving herself permission to play with the images with which she has chosen to work.


Throughout her career Melrose has participated in many group shows and had numerous one-person exhibitions. Additionally, her work has been included in national juried exhibitions and invitational shows.