Melissa Hager, Poland, OH Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I started oil painting at the age of 9 and have continued to grow into different mediums and techniques. Currently I enjoy exploring pen and ink. You will see a lot of my most current work is portraits and Japanese style art all done in pen and ink and charcoal. I also do a lot of acrylic painting and am currently exploring oil pastels and really love the way that is turning out as well. I'm open to creating personal pieces for anyone interested. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!