Count Me In! Artist of the Day is... John Melillo


About the Artist

John Melillo is an Oil Contemporary Realist on all surfaces. He grew up on L.I. and is an avid fisherman. He is also a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Much of his art is inspired by these Experiences.

He is based in both Eastport, NY and NYC. He started his painting career by taking numerous classes at the Art League of L.I.. He also studied at the SVA, NY Academy of Art in NYC, Christies and Sotheby’s.

He has been featured in many articles including “Oil Painters of America, the SVA Newsletter, etc.”. His Multi Media Series, “Life Goes On” was a solo exhibit in early 2020 at NYU. It will be a Solo Exhibit again along with over 40 of his additional Paintings at the Southampton Cultural Center 9/16-11/2/2020 with the Reception on 9/20 from 3-5PM.

View more of John's work on his Instagram page

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"Feeling Free", Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", framed

About the Painting:

“Feeling Free” was inspired by the loosening of the quarantine restrictions. “The mute gray background represents the gravity of the Pandemic but the Vibrant and Flowing Red is transitioning us into a better future.” - John Melillo

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