Melinda Etzold, El Paso Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I have been a resident of El Paso, Texas, for over twenty years. I grew up in Bisbee, Arizona and then lived in Michigan but returned to the desert and have enjoyed the open skies and the beautiful mountains for most of my life. I love to paint the desert landscape while using alot of bright bold colors. I paint in pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics, encaustics and pencil. I paint landscapes, still life, animals, and portraits. I have taught art to children for a few years in private school and also teach them in my studio. I love to paint~!