Melinda K. Hall

Melinda K. Hall

Melinda K. Hall
Melinda K. Hall was born in Chicago Illinois in 1950. She received her BBA degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas in 1972. She and her husband Gary, both Business Administration graduates, developed several successful businesses in Texas and New Mexico in the 70's and 80's. A long time interest in art became the impetus to attend graduate classes at New Mexico State University in 1987. Santa Fe became the Hall’s permanent residence in 1989. Hall’s studio/home is located in the South Capitol area of Santa Fe where she and Gary share the space with their cat Skauti and Australian Shepherd, Roxie. In her work Hall captures ordinary objects and simple pleasures. Her multi-layered canvases are infused with humorous elements, playful images and text, allowing the viewer to join in Hall’s sophisticated, childlike exploration of life.  Her work has been seen in gallery and museum venues, public and private collections, both nationally and internationally, since 1990. Artist's Statement: Someone once asked who had given me permission to paint the way I do. I thought that was a wonderful question because in it was the implication that the work was somehow outside of some set of rules to which a painter had to comply. Painting is not a matter of rules, rather it is an arena of freedom and creative liberty where no permission is required -that is, if one paints authentically. My style evolved in the struggle of push and pull between artist and canvas, in the space of my own private, quirky, little battleground of observation, interpretation, intention and application. What has resulted is a visual journal, a commentary on many universal subjects. As paint and brushes are my tools so are humor, metaphor, playfulness, color and text. I want the work to be initially accessible. I like to draw the viewer into the environment of the painting, invite them to stay a while and there discover more subtle aspects of the work.
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Artist

Artwork

A Hen on a Hover
Melinda K. Hall

A Hen on a Hover

oil on canvas

20 x 20 in

$2,400.00

Fully Assembled
Melinda K. Hall

Fully Assembled

oil on canvas

60 x 60 in

$8,900.00

Houses: Fourteen with Curb Appeal
Melinda K. Hall

Houses: Fourteen with Curb Appeal

oil on canvas

50 x 60 in

$7,400.00

This Dog is Down to Earth, 2018
Melinda K. Hall

This Dog is Down to Earth, 2018

oil on canvas

22 x 34 in

$3,700.00

Woman Indulging the Dog
Melinda K. Hall

Woman Indulging the Dog

oil on canvas

13 x 9 in

$1,500.00

Barbary Sheep
Melinda K. Hall

Barbary Sheep

oil on canvas

24 x 24 in

$3,200.00

Good Taste
Melinda K. Hall

Good Taste

oil on canvas

24 x 24 in

$3,200.00

Just a Pinch
Melinda K. Hall

Just a Pinch

oil on canvas

14 x 14 in

$1,700.00

Vibrant Heart, 2018
Melinda K. Hall

Vibrant Heart, 2018

oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

$1,500.00

Chews Wisely
Melinda K. Hall

Chews Wisely

oil on canvas

36 x 36 in

$4,700.00

Hearts Revealed, 2018
Melinda K. Hall

Hearts Revealed, 2018

oil on canvas

10 x 10 in

$1,300.00

Party Cat #123
Melinda K. Hall

Party Cat #123

oil on canvas

12 x 12 in

$1,500.00

Western Scrub Jay with Pine Nuts
Melinda K. Hall

Western Scrub Jay with Pine Nuts

oil on canvas

14 x 14 in

$1,700.00

Dogs and Their Accessories: Preferred Head Gear #5
Melinda K. Hall

Dogs and Their Accessories: Preferred Head Gear #5

oil on canvas

24 x 24 in

$3,200.00

House Wren
Melinda K. Hall

House Wren

oil on canvas

14 x 14 in

$1,700.00

Play Ball
Melinda K. Hall

Play Ball

oil on canvas

20 x 16 in

$2,200.00

Woman Exercising the Dog
Melinda K. Hall

Woman Exercising the Dog

oil on canvas

13 x 9 in

$1,500.00

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