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Melissa Mills displays work at Cafe Sinclair’s Meet the Artist

Last Tuesday, former Bainbridge resident and Tallahassee artist, Melissa Mills displayed her work at Café Sinclair’s first Meet the Artist event.

Mills said she and Café Sinclair co-owner Heather Thomas started planning this Meet the Artist event almost a year ago, but with the pandemic it was pushed back and so she was excited to see it finally come to fruition.

Mills said this was the first time she has had all of her artwork on display and up for sale, but she is also available for commissioned pieces and would love to make something “fun and funky” for anyone interested.

Mills’ pieces were on display throughout the event and quickly sold out to the crowd.

She said she didn’t get into seriously painting until her freshman year of college, when her sister kept asking her to paint stuff all of the time.

“I began to paint for my friends at first, but now I have people come to me with their ideas; it’s been really fun and I believe it can only go up from here,” Mills said.

Mills’ display was the first of a series the café hopes to hold.

Thomas said she would like to host events quarterly with them all being culturally focused, whether that be music or art.

Mills has even spoken with Thomas about returning with different seasonal pieces to showcase to residents who are interested.

Mills can be reached at 229-726-0962 for inquiries about commissioned pieces, while her pieces are available for viewing on Instagram at lissagordon_art.