Melissa Burghardt is a fine artist from the Netherlands. She grew up in de Achterhoek where she lived with her parents in the countryside. During her years at university she lived in Arnhem and spend parts of her education in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. During her graduation project, a dear friend referred her to Dimitra Milan on Instagram. Burghardt was so inspired by her artwork that she went to America after she graduated as a Product Designer. Burghardt left everything behind, flew to a different continent to live with people she never met before. She committed fully to the unknown. She followed her dreams to become an artist. Very quickly she improved her skills and the quality of her paintings during the one year Mastery Program and started selling her work internationally. Before she graduated in August 2019 at the Milan Art Institute she already had her work in galleries and has had multiple shows where her art was enthusiastically received. In 2020 she moved to an appartement in Nijmegen where she gets inspired by a beautiful panoramic window view of the city.
Burghardt uses several different mediums in her process. She loves to use inks that will find their own paths. She finds every edge of the canvas to cover it with her imagination and uses different textures to let the viewer discover new details when they come closer to the artwork. With multiple layers of various mediums Burghardt builds up her paintings to unlock a world for others to explore. To make it really come alive she finishes the paintings with oils to create intriguing depths and awaken the pioneer of the viewer.