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Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.

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CARNIVORE week 4 - Felis Catus

Michele Melcher

There are more than 70 domestic cat breeds and unlimited mixed breeds.  Cats are valued world wide by humans as one of the most popular pets and hunters of vermin. They are prolific breeders and it is important to spay and neuter pets as well as feral colonies to prevent overpopulation and the consequent suffering of the animals. Contact your local animal shelter or favorite rescue to donate and support their work or adopt a great cat friend into your family!

CARNIVORE week 3 - Strix Nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)

Michele Melcher

Strix Nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)

Strix Nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)

Great Grey Owl

The Great Grey Owl is documented as the larges species of owl by length in the world. It ranges across the Northern Hemisphere and is the only species of Strix found in both Western and Eastern Hemispheres. Due to their large size, adult birds have few natural predators. The greatest threat to this species is the harvest of timber and the clear cutting of dead trees which adults depend on for perching while hunting and full canopy protection for juvenile birds.

Museum Quality Scan

The drawings have been professionally scanned by the historic Athenaeum of Philadelphia on their Cruse Scanner to capture every detail down to the finest hair in order to produce a print as close to the original work as possible.

Archival Print

A limited edition run of 50 hand signed and numbered print. Printed locally on archival paper by Stockbridge Fine Arts in Philadelphia PA, specialists in the production of custom fine art prints for museums and galleries worldwide.

Shipping

Shipping included. Please allow 2 weeks from date of order for shipping. Your print will be carefully rolled and shipped to your location in a sealed cardboard tube. *Original art shipped flat by appropriate shipping service.

CARNIVORE week 2 - Pteronura Brasiliensis (Giant River Otter)

Michele Melcher

Giant River Otter

The Giant River Otter is the largest member of the weasel family reaching up to six feet in length. It ranges across north-central South America, living mostly in and around the Amazon River and in the Pantanal.  Due to fur poaching in the 1950's and 60's it has been listed as endangered since 1999 with wild populations estimated at below 5000. It is the most social species of the weasel family, living in family groups of three to eight members.

Museum Quality Scan

The drawings have been professionally scanned by the historic Athenaeum of Philadelphia on their Cruse Scanner to capture every detail down to the finest hair in order to produce a print as close to the original work as possible.

Archival Print

A limited edition run of 50 hand signed and numbered print. Printed locally on archival paper by Stockbridge Fine Arts in Philadelphia PA, specialists in the production of custom fine art prints for museums and galleries worldwide.

Shipping

Shipping included. Please allow 2 weeks from date of order for shipping. Your print will be carefully rolled and shipped to your location in a sealed cardboard tube. *Original art shipped flat by appropriate shipping service.

Single in the Suburbs

Michele Melcher

Single in the Suburbs

Single in the Suburbs

I recently illustrated the spread and spots for feature article, "Single in the Suburbs", by Melissa Jacobs, for the February issue of Main Line Today. This assignment was really fun and I had a good time using my imagination to depict the article's dishing on candid tales of the trials, tribulations and successes of the over 40 divorced and dating scene of the Philadelphia suburbs.

From middle aged benz-driving cougars and their boy-toys to the blatant forwardness rife in today's dating app culture, this article is an eyebrow-raising read. Check out the spread (above) and the accompanying spots to the story in all of it's juicy detail below.

Special thanks to Cristela at Main Line Today for the Art Direction!

The Right Ap-proach

The Right Ap-proach

Love Life Fails

Love Life Fails

The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

 

 

Introducing CARNIVORE - Week 1. Vulpes, Vulpes (Red Fox)

Michele Melcher

Vulpes, vulpes (Red Fox)

Vulpes, vulpes (Red Fox)

Hello. I am so happy that I can finally launch this project today and share it with you! It has been in the works for almost exactly a year and was born out of my innate need to create. I was feeling burnt out by the quick turnaround, heavily art directed work that is required of me a lot of the time. I love what I get to do as an illustrator but I really needed to feed my creative soul. Sometimes you need just need to make stuff for the sake of making stuff. It can't be work all of the time. If you are a creative, you will know what I am talking about. So without further ado, let me introduce my fine art drawing series, CARNIVORE.

About Carnivore

I have always been fascinated by wildlife and how animals live and survive in the world. Hunt or be hunted. This body of work is about those creatures who hunt. Nature is beautiful and it is brutal. And everyone needs to eat.

Each animal in this series has been meticulously researched and drawn as close to life-size as possible. No details have been spared and some of the smaller drawings have been painstakingly created with the use of a magnifying lens.

The drawings have been professionally scanned by the historic Athenaeum of Philadelphia on their Cruse Scanner to capture every detail down to the finest hair in order to produce a print as close to the original work as possible.

All printing is done on archival Hahnemuhle photo rag paper by Stockbridge Fine Art in Philadelphia PA, specialists in the production of custom fine art prints for museums and galleries worldwide.

A very special thanks to Brian at PRIMER for helping with the set up of my website and for always being supportive of the work that I do. THANK YOU!