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.
Director’s Choice Award 2018 Turtle Creek Spring Arts Festival
Honorable Mention 2017 Summerfair Cincinnati
Best in Digital Art 2011 Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival
Merit Award 2010 Gold Coast Art Fair