Artist Embraces Her Disability To Create Horror Portraits With WINE


Early in her career Canadian painter Melissa Proudlock would experience anxiety attacks over using colour in her work. She’s red / green colour blind and would constantly worry if she was painting with the correct colour. That lead her down the unusual path of switching out her watercolours for different varietals of wine.

Melissa explains “It took some time and a lot of trial and error to figure out how to work with the wine and the lees. I am working with two separate mediums: a watercolour and an acrylic type medium. My very first piece was of the barrel cellar at Vineland Estates Winery. I have perfected my technique and am able to achieve darker colours and further detail into each piece.”


Chucky created using Pinot Noir and Baco Noir


Jason created using a mixer of Merlot and Baco Noir


Michael Myers created with Baco Noir


Leatherface created using Pinot Noir and Baco Noir


Freddy Krueger created using a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Amarone

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