Melissa Regas Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement Regas is a Fine Artist, Poet, Published Author and Advocate of Artists with Disabilities. Despite dealing with chronic pain and other physical challenges, Melissa finds peace within her paintings and poetry. She has been part of several exhibitions and a guest speaker/artist in Kentucky, New York, Michigan and California. Her book, 'Sketches of a DisABLEd Princess,' a fanciful, poetic, fictional autobiography is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Regas’ dream (as shown in this youtube video http://youtu.be/VnveQ7wL2yo ) is to have her paintings exhibited at the Guggenheim. Her ultimate dream come true and deepest desire is to build a museum, ‘ART of the DisABLEd;’ to teach understanding of what it is like to cope with have a disability and to reveal the blossoming beauty that radiates from within.
Regas captivates her audience with her exuberance, passion, vulnerability, humor and honesty. Her art and poetry speak to the hearts of audiences of all ages because it is so pure. Each painting or poem represents her journey with God... a lesson learned, a prayer spoken, a tear wiped, true joy lived, hope reborn and a faith evolving.