"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~Scott Adams

About the artist...


I am a working Minnesotan artist in the Saint Cloud area. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with an Associates of Liberal Arts Degree. I am currently living in the Saint Cloud suburb of Saint Joseph and working from home as a free-lance artist.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Stephen Woods. We have two children, Lillian age 2 and Nicholas age 4 months. My children inspired me to stay at home with them and focus more attention to my art career.

Thus far, my art career has consisted of fee-for-service murals and commissioned drawings. I was awarded a $1,500 2-D studio art scholarship to go to college and completed illustrations for the children's book, Pickle Bumps for Baby Dill. In April of 2013, my second children's book, Samantha the Seal, was published. I am enthusiastic about my work and looking forward to continuing my career.

~Melissa Woods