About the Artist: Melissa Shuttlesworth
I love vintage neon signs. I find the charm and humor they employ to capture our attention wonderful. In my extensive travels of the USA, I have made a point to photograph these fading beauties before they disappear forever. Photoshop is an integral part of my process towards the final presentation of the sign in print form. I remove all background to focus on the sign alone. Colors are enhanced, neon fixed. In my “digital restoration”, I like to keep some of the rust and wear the sign has endured. The goal isn’t perfection but a reminder of life lived and journeys taken.
I hope you enjoy my work.
2nd Place in Category 2019 Summerfair Cincinnati
1st Place in Category 2019 Promenade of Arts Arlington Heights, IL
Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 Third Ward Art Fair Milwaukee
Director’s Choice Award 2018 Turtle Creek Spring Arts Festival Dallas, TX
Honorable Mention 2017 Summerfair Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Best in Digital Art 2011 Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival Chicago, IL
Merit Award 2010 Gold Coast Art Fair Chicago, IL