Hello Atelier | Painting the Music

This week, we welcome Melissa McCracken to Hello Atelier. Melissa paints songs. Specifically, she paints the colors that she sees while listening to songs. Melissa has synesthesia, a neurological condition which, in her case, causes her to visualize colors when listening to music. Through her paintings, Melissa tries to share what she experiences. To grab that fleeting vision and commit it to canvas. Through her work, we non-synesthetes finally get a taste of the full musical experience. Visit HelloAtelier.org to see more of Melissa’s work.

Magic, 2016 Melissa McCracken, oil on canvas. (Contributed | Hello Atelier)

Detail shot of Cello Suite No. 1, 2016 Melissa McCracken, oil on canvas. (Contributed | Hello Atelier)

Us and Them, 2016 Melissa McCracken, oil on canvas. (Contributed | Hello Atelier)

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