Melissa Wallace Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement Melissa Tardiff Wallace is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma where she spent her first 20 years of life and attended McArthur High School and Cameron University. The next 13 years brought her 9 moves to both coasts and in-between through military and corporate relocations. As her geographical experience grew so did her family. Through her journey, Melissa has added a husband, six amazing children, and three dogs who think they are children. Melissa is passionate about her family, serving, and the personal growth she experiences through art. Melissa has had the pleasure of studying under accomplished artist and teacher Nadine Rippelmeyer.