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 (Chincoteague 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 drives 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 from her sketchbooks.
Throughout her career Melrose has participated in group shows and has had numerous one-person exhibitions. Additionally her work has been included in national juried exhibitions and in invitational shows.