Updated January 25, 2015              Newest paintings appear first.

Some Works from 2014

What am I up to?

In January I started my mural projects in the schools and finished the last school at the end of May. This year I travelled to Rimouski and Gaspé, Quebec for projects. See This Year's Murals at the bottom of this page or all of my murals on my Mural Homepage.

I have my studio open for visitors during the Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour on June 7, 8 and 14, 15.

I had an exhibition "Dreamer (RÍveur)" at Art Brulant and Impressions Gallery in Shawville, Quebec from June 21 until July 16.

I once again opened my studio August 2, 3 and 4 for "1 Weekend in August".

 

Femme Watteau

Femme Watteau                                March 29, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Le chapeau des fleurs

Le chapeau des fleurs                        March 28, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Tunnel

Tunnel                                               March 24, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Rocher

Rocher                                               March 23, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Fleurs et semences

Fleurs et semences                          March 10, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Arche

Arche                                                 March 10, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Trapéziste

Trapéziste                                            March 9, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Plateforme

Plateforme                                           March 8, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Pont

Pont                                                    March 4, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Équilibriste

Équilibriste                                         March 3, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Tente

Tente                                                            March 2, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier 12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Canot

Canot                                                                 March 2, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Plongeur

Plongeur                                                             March 1, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Moonlight Dreamers

Moonlight Dreamers                    February 28, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Fox and Falling Star

Fox and Falling Star                                  February 28, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Good Morning Garbo

Good Morning Garbo                              February 23, 2014
Acrylic and watercolour on paper / Acrylique et aquarelle sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Dreamer

Dreamer                                                       February 22, 2014
Acrylic and watercolour on paper / Acrylique et aquarelle sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Présence

Présence                                                       February 21, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Les amis nocturnes

Les amis nocturnes                                   February 20, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

La danse

La danse                                                     February 18, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Giant

Giant                                                            February 2, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Traverser

Traverser                                                       January 28, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Romance

Romance                                                     January 25, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

Deer Nature

Deer Nature                                                January 23, 2014
Acrylic on paper / Acrylique sur papier    12" × 12" (30 cm × 30 cm)

 

2014 Murals

Ottawa Boys and Girls Club

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"Achieve, Belong, Believe"

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario                       July 18, 2014

On July 16, 17 and 18 I worked on a mural project at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

The theme of this project was "Achieve, Belong, Believe".
This project was supported by the City of Ottawa and the group for Crime Prevention Ottawa. They aimed to encourage positive art expressions within the youth groups.

This mural is highly visible in a outside wall of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

The result is wonderful!

Bravo to all the participants!!

Marcio Melo

 

Belle Anse School

Belle Anse School
"Aquatic Life"

Belle Anse School, St-George-de-Malbaie, Québec                       May 21, 2014

On May 19, 20 and 21 I worked on a mural project at Belle Anse School in St-George-de-Malbaie, Quebec.

The theme of this project was "Aquatic Life" which is perfectly approppriate considering they have a view of the Atlantic Ocean right outside their windows.

I created a background that contains local birds, a lighthouse and Percé Rock which can also be seen from there.

The students created a series of imaginative fish and other sea creatures for this mural.

The result is wonderful!

Bravo to all the participants!!

Marcio Melo

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Gaspe Elementary School

Gaspe Elementary School
"Let Nature Inspire you"

Gaspe Elementary School, Gaspe, Québec                       April 11, 2014

On May 19, 20 and 21 I worked in a mural project at Gaspe Elementary School in Gaspe, Quebec.

It was my first time visiting this region and it was a truly inspiring experience.The project took place in a starcaise and I created a background of spaces surrounded by birds and flowers.

The students added a series of both domestic and wild animals to these spaces.

The result is a beautiful mural where their love for Nature truly shines!

Bravo to all the participants!

Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

 

Dr. Wilbert Keon School

Dr. Wilbert Keon School
"Totem Pole"

Dr. Wilbert Keon School, Chapeau, Québec                       May 9, 2014

On May 7, 8 and 9 I worked in a mural project at Dr. Wilbert Keon School in Chapeau, l’Îsle aux Allumettes, Quebec.

The theme of the project was Totem Pole and we worked on three sheets of plywood.

Once finished, the 24 foot high Totem Pole is to be installed in the Gym where all the school’s students will be able to enjoy it.

Each student chose a traditional animal to draw and paint. The result is amazing!!

Bravo to all the participants!!

Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

 

École l’Aquarelle

École l’Aquarelle
"On s'en fish"

École l’Aquarelle, Rimouski, Québec                       25 avril 2014

Les 23, 24 et 25 avril j'ai travaillé sur un projet de peinture murale a Rimouski.

J'ai eu la collaboration de l'enseignante Helene Begin pour ce projet.

Le thème était les poissons de la Mer. Les élèves participants on bien réussi a leur donner des caractéristiques assez propres en créant une série ou l'imagination est très présente.

Bravo aux élèves pour cette belle murale !
Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

 

Carlyle Elementary School

Carlyle Elementary  School
"Underwater"

Carlyle Elementary School, Montréal, Québec                       April 11, 2014

It's always a pleasure to come back to Carlyle Elementary and work with Miss Borselino and Miss Emma.

This mural was made in a large corridor leaving the Cafeteria.

The theme was underwater life. The background includes sea waves and gigantic flowers.

The students created a series of amazing sea creatures and when you walk though this corridor you do feel as if you're under the sea.

Bravo to all the participants for their incredible work !!!

Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

Parkview Elementary School

Parkview Elementary School   Parkview Elementary School   Parkview Elementary School
"Into the Blue Sea"

Parkview Elementary School, Granby, Québec                       April 4, 2014

On April 1, 2, 3 and 4th I worked on a mural project at Parkview Elementary School in Granby, Quebec.

The theme of this mural was suggested by grade 6 teacher Charlotte Coles.

She used to dream of one of the staircases turned into an Undersea Aquarium. I created a background of sea waves and aquatic plants for this mural. The students completed the project by drawing sea creatures of incredible variety.

The result is amazing. I·m very proud of all the participants !!

Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

Nesbitt School

Nesbitt School
"Playful Nature"

Nesbitt School, Montréal, Québec        March 20, 2014

On March 18, 19 and 20th I worked on a mural project at Nesbitt School in Montreal.

We decided on the theme "Playful Nature" and the students created a series of drawings where animals and people would be interacting in a positive environment.

I created a series of retangular shapes in perspective where these drawings were placed and surrounded them with animals and flowers.

I'm very happy with the final result and the work of the students!!

Marcio Melo

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Parkdale School

Parkdale School Parkdale School
Parkdale School
"The Essence of Parkdale"

Parkdale School, Montréal, Québec         March 14, 2014

 

On March 12, 13 and 14th I worked on a mural project at Parkdale School in Montreal.

I worked in collaboration with grade 6 teacher Karolyn Liverman.

We decided on the theme "The Essence of Parkdale" and the students created a series of images highlighting what made the school a special place for them.

I created a background of flowers to frame all these wonderful images.

I'm very pleased with the result and think the students did really well.

Bravo to all the participants!!

Marcio Melo

 

Symmes Junior High School

Symmes Junior High School
"The Magic of Dragons"

Symmes Junior High School, Gatineau (Aylmer), Quebec               February 26, 2014


On February 24, 25 and 26, 2014 I returned to Symmes Junior High School for a mural project.

I've worked at Symmes several times, collaborating with art teacher Sylvia Bretzloff and it’s always a wonderful experience.

The theme this year was "The Magic of Dragons". I created a background of exotic flowers and plants in which parts of the dragon figure could be seen. The more I drew and became familiarized with the theme, full dragons started appearing.

The students completed the project creating a series of dragons on the spaces reserved for them. These paintings turned out to be very diverse in their interpretation of the theme and each of them stands out for its uniqueness and distinctive style.

I’m very proud of their accomplishment although not surprised considering the fact that Sylvia prepares them thoroughly before I arrived.

It’s always a great pleasure to return to Symmes Junior High.

Bravo to all the participants.

Marcio Melo

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Dr. S. E. McDowell School

Dr. S. E. McDowell School
"The Four Pillars of UnBullying"

Dr. S. E. McDowell School, Shawville, Quebec               February 14, 2014


On February 12, 13 and 14, 2014, I worked on a mural project at Dr. S. E McDowell School in Shawville, Quebec.

The theme was "The Four Pillars of UnBullying" and was divided into four sections of drawings such as:
We Ask For Help
We Don't Bully
We Include
We Tell An Adult

The content of these drawings reflected the sub-themes and were filled with images of children and adults in a variety of situations.

\They are essentially drawings of people and they possess a beauty that only students of grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 are capable of expressing.

The song "Happy" was suggested by one of the teachers and works perfectly with the choreography done by the students.

I think it is a beautiful video with a very important message.

I'm very proud of all the participants!!

Marcio Melo

Watch the Video:

 

 

 

L'école Sacré-Coeur

L'école Sacré-Coeur
"Au Tour du Monde"

L'école Sacré-Coeur, Plaisance, Quebec               January 31, 2014


January 29, 30 and 31, 2014, I worked on a mural project at L'école Sacré-Coeur in Plaisance.

The theme of the project was "Au Tour du Monde".

Pupils throughout the school have created a series of images that reflected the cities, animals and peoples of different cultures on the planet.

I chose the song Suavemente by Elvis Crespo for the video. This is a perfect example of world music and in my opinion the students danced to the rhythm and energy of this beautiful song.

Bravo artists!

Marcio Melo

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Souvenir Elementary School

Souvenir Elementary School
"Our Personal Heroes"

Souvenir Elementary School, Laval, Quebec               January 16, 2014


On January 14, 15 and 16, 2014 I returned for a fourth time to Souvenir Elementary to work on a mural project.

This was a very special project. The theme of the mural was "Our Personal Heroes".

The students were asked to draw and dedicate their images to their loved ones and the result is very touching.

I created a background of flowers and birds to frame their beautiful drawings.

The result is amazing!! Bravo to all the participants and many thanks to Mrs. Sacco and Mrs. Marchitello for inviting back to the school this year.

Marcio Melo

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Michelangelo International School

Dr. S. E. McDowell School
"We love to read, We read to learn"

Michelangelo International School, Montreal, Quebec           January 10, 2014

On January 8 ,9 and 10, 2014, I worked on a mural project at Michelangelo International School in Montreal.

The theme was "We love to read, We read to learn".

The students created drawings that would evoke reading, many of them having a book as the central image.

The mural was located at the School’s library which a perfect location for the chosen theme.

I'm very pleased with the result. It was a great group of artists to work with.

Enjoy the video !!

Marcio Melo

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