McGill works as a mixed media artist with a passion for encaustics. Within her work, the encaustics take on a luminous nature seeing through the layers of wax and pigment to create new depth and meaning. McGill’s paintings combine painting, photographic elements, and encaustic wax to create multi-layered assemblages that include icons, illustrations, and other elements of documentation. Her fine art paintings have been liberation from the often-controlled environment of her successful commercial art career. For over 15 years Melissa McGill has been creating work for clients like Sony, Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Adobe, AT&T, Graphique De France, Elle, McGraw Hill and more. Born and raised in New York, Melissa McGill has been calling Las Vegas home since in 2005.
This exhibition marks Melissa McGill’s first fine art show in Las Vegas. Further supporting Brett Wesley’s desire to expand the visual dialog, and create an epicenter where bold and relevant works of emerging and established artists are celebrated and discussed.