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


Wrinkle treatment illustration - Unpublished Philadelphia Magazine.

Michele Melcher


Sometimes, for whatever reason, an illustration will go unpublished. There was a last minute design change for the layout of the page where this one would have run. It is a funny picture though, so I'm posting it here.

The article, about wrinkle treatment, is a professional's advice on the different options which are available that give the best result. It also talks about how to pick a qualified provider who won't make you end up looking like one of the "Real Housewives" when you get botox or other cosmetic injectables. (Hint - a qualified provider doesn't need to lure patients with a Groupon).



"Tis the Season - Do We Really Take the Time to Enjoy Each Other?

Michele Melcher


Here is an illustration that I just did for the December issue of Main Line Today. The article describes how the stress of the holidays - deadlines, shopping, forced-fun holiday work functions, family events etc. can actually make you question whether or not you are really enjoying your time spent together. 

I thought a fun take on the story would be to show the "The Family Holiday Dinner", with many of the different personalities that might be in attendance. There are the misbehaving children, disengaged surly teenagers, the wine snob relative who knows everything, the relative who always starts a political rant, the annoyed relative who doesn't want to be there in the first place, the host who is just trying to make everyone happy and good old grandma, just smiling and taking it all in.

Personally, I really do enjoy the holidays. I love seeing friends and getting together with family who live far away. I like the decorations, the parties, the food, giving and (of course!) receiving gifts! I know that there will always be snafus with the whirlwind of activity that can get annoying and understand that some people really do not enjoy the season because of any list of reasons. Anyway, I hope that you all have a good holiday. Or at least fake having a good one. Or maybe just fly off to Anguilla and avoid the whole thing! :)

PS - I was definitely the disengaged surly teenager. Happy Holidays!

10 Commandments for a Healthy Holiday Season - Philadelphia Magazine

Michele Melcher

Well, we are now into November and daylight savings time ended yesterday so the season of indulgence is drawing nigh! Here's a fun piece that I did for Philly Mag to accompany the article, "10 Commandments for a Healthy Holiday Season", by Adjua Fisher. So celebrate, have that cheesecake...but don't forget the cardio! As always, a big shout out to Alyse for the Art Direction!


"FAMILIAR" at Modern Eden Gallery

Michele Melcher

This Friday, November 3rd is the opening of "Familiar", at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California. In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as "familiars" or " animal guides") were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic. My piece titled, "Mercy and Giles", will be on display and available through the gallery. The show runs from November 3rd thru December 1st.

  • Title: Mercy and Giles.
  • Medium: Graphite and watercolor on Stonehenge paper
  • Size: 8.5"x15.75" antique wooden frame.
  • Year: 2017