This one depicts the concept of two very different magical beings - an elf princess and a winged fairy - encountering one another for the very first time, and choosing friendship over fear. In real life, these two underwater models are very close friends and actually hire out as underwater mermaids for events! So they were very comfortable interacting with one another underwater. The idea of one swimming up to the other and them touching the palms of their hands was their idea. I felt it created a very lovely visual moment.
About the Author
Melissa Milton was born in the Southern U.S. (Arkansas) during the turbulent 1960’s and came of age in the groovy 1970’s. The colorful clothing, interior décor, and art of those decades influences her artistic expression. The family of colors and designs associated with those eras frequently find their way into her artwork, especially in tertiary colors. She tends to use curved, relaxed, flowing shapes expressing an object in new ways which people may have not seen before. Melissa took up artwork late in life, after physical disabilities required her to retire from law.