Melinda K. Hall: Gimme Comfort

gimme comfort

Melinda K. Hall

July 12-26, 2019


         

          “We all need a little comfort from time to time. Whether in the sense of consolation or in freedom from pain or constraint, humans and animals alike rely on self-soothing remedies during times of stress and imbalance. The list of possibilities is endless, after all, what may be one man’s martini may be another man’s macaroni and cheese. Gimme Comfort is a colorful and humorous collection of narrative paintings, spotlighting some antidotes to the chaotic times we live in.

          A raggedy, roomy sweater, a trusty pair of Chuck’s, a fire blazing every night in winter, the memory of a stuffed animal as friend and confidant. The Danish have a word for it: hygge. The word means to give courage, comfort, and joy. There is some thought it might have come from the 17th century word of unknown origin, hugge, meaning to hug. I think our comfort zone often feels like a warm embrace.”

-Melinda K. Hall


          Melinda K. Hall was born in Chicago, moving West to receive her BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1972. Hall was drawn by her love for the freedom and self-expression in art-making, leaving her life in Texas to continue her education with graduate-level courses at New Mexico State University in 1978. The artist’s work is in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally. Hall lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, Gary; cat, Skauti; and Australian Shepherd pup, Piper.

        


Rx: At the Onset of Symptoms, Take One Immediately, from "Gimme Comfort-2109"

Melinda K. Hall

Rx: At the Onset of Symptoms, Take One Immediately, from "Gimme Comfort-2109"

oil on canvas

48 x 48 in

-SOLD-

Soak, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Soak, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

24 x 36 in

-SOLD-

Snug, 2019

Melinda K. Hall

Snug, 2019

oil on canvas

20 x 16 in

-SOLD-

Food is a Party, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Food is a Party, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

16 x 16 in

-SOLD-

Chill Out, 2019

Melinda K. Hall

Chill Out, 2019

oil on canvas

11 x 9 in

-SOLD-

Chocolate: Hot and Spicy, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Chocolate: Hot and Spicy, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

9 x 9 in

-SOLD-

Travel is Good For My Soul, from "Gimme Comfort-2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Travel is Good For My Soul, from "Gimme Comfort-2019"

oil on canvas

36 x 48 in

-SOLD-

Some Garden Sounds

Melinda K. Hall

Some Garden Sounds

oil on canvas

24 x 24 in

$3,400.00

Hijacking the Furniture, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Hijacking the Furniture, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

16 x 20 in

-SOLD-

Retrofit, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Retrofit, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

16 x 16 in

-SOLD-

Espresso with Crema, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Espresso with Crema, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

9 x 9 in

$1,400.00

Hot Toddy, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Hot Toddy, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

9 x 9 in

-SOLD-

Gimme Comfort, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Gimme Comfort, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

42 x 42 in

$6,500.00

Catching Some Rays, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Catching Some Rays, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

12 x 36 in

-SOLD-

Synchronized Kneading, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Synchronized Kneading, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

14 x 20 in

-SOLD-

Wind Down, 2019

Melinda K. Hall

Wind Down, 2019

oil on canvas

11 x 9 in

-SOLD-

Chamomile, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

Melinda K. Hall

Chamomile, from "Gimme Comfort-July 2019"

oil on canvas

9 x 9 in

$1,400.00

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