Oct 092014

Melinda McAraThis month’s artist is WFL staff member Melinda McAra. In between working at the library and running her needlepoint design business, Melinda tries to find time for painting and taking photographs for pleasure. She enjoys working in watercolor and acrylics.
Melinda primarily spends her time painting needlepoint canvases in acrylic paints on cotton canvas for her 10 year old on-line business, needlepointdesigns.com. Having learned this form of art work, quite by happenstance, she has been painting needlepoint, off and on, for 24 years. This kind of painting is very exacting work; painting almost stitch by stitch so that stitchers know where to place which color fibers. As time allows, she thoroughly enjoys the freedom of capturing an idea in a non-needlepoint form of art. Flowers and marine art are reoccurring themes in both her needlepoint and other works.