Melissa Lende is a Toronto born artist and has had a fascination with art from an early age. She started drawing and painting in her teens and has continued into adulthood. In university she took photography courses as well as obtaining her BA in psychology. She is a teacher and has always included art in her lessons to engage her students. She has studied under Toronto artist Catherine Shea.
Melissa’s abstract paintings include a bold use of colour and texture. She includes various techniques in her paintings to create movement and feeling. Melissa’s paintings are in private collections within Toronto.