Melanie Barash Levitt is a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. Melanie has been a graphic designer for the last 20 years and worked on the creative team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 1994, she traveled to Japan to teach art at the St. Joseph Int’l School. Her travels throughout Asia has had a great influence on her work and her life. Upon moving to Jackson and starting a family, Melanie developed Jackson Art Exploration as a way to expose young children to art. Since then, she has taught a variety of classes for kids and adults at her studio. Melanie’s interest in printmaking began when she took a class in watercolor monotype at Maine College of Art. She instantly fell in love with the process and has been doing it ever since. Her Asian influence and love of nature is portrayed in her work. She also paints with oils on canvas, plein air style, setting up her easel outside and taking in the beautiful landscape of Mt Washington Valley. Melanie currently resides in Jackson, NH with her husband Daren, and two daughters, Logan and Eden.