Krystii Melaine
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A Meeting of Minds - Greater Flamingos

oil on linen panel
36h x 36w in
91.44h x 91.44w cm
melt013
$ 15,000

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Afloat - Ring-Necked Duck

oil on cradled birch panel
36h x 36w in
91.44h x 91.44w cm
melt019
$ 4,900

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Above

oil and cold wax on cradled birch
24h x 24w in
60.96h x 60.96w cm
melt014
$ 3,500

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Blue For You - Peacock

oil on linen panel
12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm
melt015
$ 2,000 

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Blush - Flamingo

oil on linen panel
12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm
melt004
$2,800

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Brolgallivanting - Australian Brolga

oil on linen panel
24h x 48w in
60.96h x 121.92w cm
melt008
$ 12,000

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Flying Home - Little Egrets - SOLD

oil on linen panel
48h x 64w in
121.92h x 162.56w cm
melt009
SOLD

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Glacier Guardian - American Crow
<p> oil and cold wagon hardboard panel<br /> 24h x 36w in<br /> 60.96h x 91.44w cm<br /> melt010<br /> $ 4,900&nbsp...
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Magnanimous - Blue and Gold Macaws

oil on linen panel
36h x 64w in
91.44h x 162.56w cm
melt011
$ 18,000

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Pelicantortions - American While Pelicans

oil on canvas panel
26h x 26w in
66.04h x 66.04w cm
melt012
$ 9,900 

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Regal - Great Egret

oil on linen panel
12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm
melt005
$ 2,800

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Starlight - Great Horned Owl

oil on linen panel
48h x 28w in
121.92h x 71.12w cm
melt016
$ 14,000

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Swing Cardinal

oil on linen panel
9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm
melt017
$ 2,000 

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Unohemu - Grey Crowned Cranes, Zulu

oil on linen panel
48h x 48w in
121.92h x 121.92w cm
melt018
$ 18,000

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Ksiistsikomiipi'kssii - Thunderbird, Blackfoot

oil on belgian linen panel
48h x 36w in
121.92h x 91.44w cm
melt007
$ 19,900

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Prince of Siberia

oil on linen panel
20h x 48w in
50.80h x 121.92w cm
melt006
$15,000

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Curlicues – Great Egrets - SOLD

oil on canvas panel
36h x 36w in
91.44h x 91.44w cm
melt002
 SOLD

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Ibisoseismic - SOLD

oil on linen panel
36h x 36w in
91.44h x 91.44w cm
melt001
SOLD

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Alight - Roseate Spoonbill

oil on canvas panel
24h x 48w in
60.96h x 121.92w cm
melt003
$ 14,000

Biography

Melaine, Krystii, b. Bairnsdale Victoria (Australia)

Krystii Melaine is a figurative and portrait artist on a journey of artistic exploration of the American West and beyond. Classically trained in the realist tradition of the old masters, she  captures the essence of each personality or creature and provides us with a glimpse into their lives, using the richness and subtlety of oil paints on linen to tell their stories. In recent years she has expanded her repertoire to delve into the nuances of abstraction.

In 2010, Melaine moved with her husband, author and historian Michael K. Cecil, from Australia to Spokane, Washington, to be closer to her favorite region and its people. In-depth research and hands-on experience inform her paintings. Once all the elements and details of a painting have been thoroughly researched and planned, Krystii sketches the composition in a loose wash of color and tone on a linen panel to establish the basic concept. Then painting alla prima, she begins at the focal point and completes each area as she works, paying careful attention to the myriad elements that make up a successful work of art. Her exemplary skills as a fine artist bring her subjects to life on the canvas, allowing us to personally connect with each person or animal and feel we know them.

Krystii Melaine’s paintings are regularly featured in museum exhibitions including Quest For The West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. She has won many awards and her work has featured in numerous magazines and several books.  She  is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists and a member of the Portrait Society of America.