Melissa is the owner and founder behind Instant Artist. Originally from Homer, NY, Melissa has spent the last 15 years painting pet portrait commissions in Dallas, TX but had been longing to get out of the studio and back to her roots. In June of 2014, she moved back to Central New York to bring the fun, playful paint and sip event concept to her hometown area. She’s excited to bring a fun creative flair into the lives of her fellow Central New Yorkers.