Krystii Melaine

Krystii Melaine

Krystii Melaine is a figurative and portrait artist of the American West. Classically trained in the realist tradition of the old masters, she uses the richness and subtlety of oil paints on linen. 

Born in the Australian, Krystii decided she was going to be an artist at the age of four and won her first art competition at seven.   Following university studies in painting, drawing and graphic design, Krystii established her own fashion design company.  She gained an intimate understanding of the human form and the structure of clothing, now reflected in her art. A trip to the USA in 1998 rekindled Krystii's fascination with the American West and was the catalyst for her ongoing quest to develop a unique artistic interpretation within the Western Art genre.  She also paints traditional portraits on commission. The 21 paintings held in permanent museum collections in the USA and Australia include many of her portraits. The Booth Western Art Museum recently purchased a set of three life-sized, full-length portraits of Native Americans for their permanent collection.

 Krystii's fine art is regularly featured in major western art museum exhibitions and shows.  Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and several books.  Krystii is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists, and a member of the Portrait Society of America.

In 2010, Krystii moved with her husband, Michael, from Australia to Spokane, Washington, to be closer to her favorite region and its people.

Galleries Include:  Mountain Trails, Broadmoor, Coeur d’Alene, Big Horn, Decoys & Wildlife, Going to the Sun, Four Corners

Buffalo Medicine, CrowBuffalo Medicine, Crow

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