Melissa Steinhauser

Melissa Steinhauser is an abstract painter, who works out of her Westport, CT studio producing work in acrylic on paper and canvas. With a degree in journalism from New York University she has over 20 years experience in fashion, notably at Elle Magazine before finding her painterly side. Her striking canvases borrow some of the same elements that make for good fashion – put simply, shape and color. Steinhauser’s sense of color is informed by some of her favorite designers such as Missoni, Etro and Emilio Pucci and has become even more refined by her training at Silvermine School of Art, where she studies with Derek Leka, an artist known for his expertise in color theory and abstract expressionism. Proving that abstract art is much more than arbitrary colors and haphazard shapes, Steinhauser’s deeply affecting pieces harness coordinated colors and carefully conceived shapes that make some of her pieces vibrate with emotion.

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Lunch at Bette's

Lunch at Bette's
Acrylic on Paper
24” x 20”

Reveal

Reveal
Acrylic on Paper
21 ½” x 16 ½”

Last Days of Summer, Porto Cervo, Sardinia 2

Last Days of Summer, Porto Cervo, Sardinia 2
Acrylic on Paper
22” x 18 ½”

Ibiza, Summer

Ibiza, Summer
Acrylic on Paper
12" x 18"

Butterfly Beach, Santa Barbara

Butterfly Beach, Santa Barbara
Acrylic on Paper
23" x 20"

Lunch in Carmel, CA

Lunch in Carmel, CA
Acrylic on Paper
19 1/2" x 23"

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
Acrylic on Paper
30" x 25"

Kent Falls, CT

Kent Falls, CT
Acrylic on Paper
20" x 16 3/4"