Shop Reviews

Visually Stunning ...but more importantly,
spoke to us, our family and our lives!

"We had admired Melissa's work for quite sometime, and a few years ago we had the opportunity to commission MJ for an original piece; we wanted to personalize the feel of one of our businesses. Melissa happily came and saw our space, spoke with us but more importantly listened to our hearts ... somehow MJ was able to translate our space, words and feelings into a wonderful piece that is visually stunning - but more importantly spoke to us, our family and our lives. We since have sold the business - but not that piece; it rests comfortably in our home, bringing good memories and warmth to our souls every time we gaze upon it. It literally is one of our favourite things - forever grateful MJ!"

- Audrey and Taras Manzie, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company. Kenora, Ontario.

It was everything we imagined and more!

"We have always loved Melissa Jean's work and had a plan to commission a painting for our wedding anniversary. We approached Melissa with some ideas about what we wanted, and she came over and took the time to discuss our vision with us. She asked a lot of questions and used our comments and photos to create an impressive sketch right there on the spot, that incorporated all of the elements that interested us. When the painting was revealed to us, it was everything we had imagined and more! She was able to bring our abstract ideas to life in a rich and detailed way. Everything about the process was enjoyable, stress free, and made us truly appreciate her incredible talent."

-Cheryl and Jeff Hicks, Kenora, Ontario.

She captured our favourite moments!

"What a fun and satisfying experience! I first came to Melissa with a commissioned painting idea as a surprise for my wife's 40th birthday. As it turns out, a couple weeks later, my wife went behind my back to commission Melissa to do a painting for our anniversary, as a surprise for me! Melissa handled the somewhat awkward situation with grace and ultimately completed the painting early, delivering and hanging "Coffee on the Dock" while we were out of the house, to successfully surprise my wife after all. She captured our favourite moments, it was perfect for us! It hangs boldly in our dining room for all to see."

- Duncan McEwen, Blue Heron Lake Tours. Kenora, Ontario.

It's different every time I look at it!

"Melissa's work will not only capture your eye, it will also re-ignite your imagination. We have a custom piece in our house that appears different to me every time I look at it, allowing me to be back in the boat no matter what time of the year it is!"
- Chris Clark, Cabin Country Realty. Kenora, Ontario.