Melodie Maurer Williams
About the Artist
Melodie Maurer Williams is a life-long resident of Salt Lake City, Utah.  She studied art at the University of Utah and has studied with Katheryn Stats, Ovanis Berberian, Zhang Win Xin and Kate Starling.  Williams paints in the impressionist genre and her work has been most significantly influenced by the early twentieth century California Impressionists and the Russian Impressionists of the same era.

Her oil paintings have been displayed in exhibitions throughout the United States including several one woman shows in Salt Lake City, Utah and Montgomery, Alabama.  She has also been represented in galleries in Atlanta, Georgia and Boston, Massachusetts.

For the last twenty years she has taught impressionist oil painting at the Petersen Art Center and in her own studio.  She has been the instructor for several on location workshops and loves the joy of seeing her students succeed.

Painting both out of doors and in her studio, she has a special love of the play of light on the land, describing painting as, "the pleasure of chasing light".  Williams considers atmosphere and essence to be her subject matter and the form of the landscape to be the frame they rest on.

In her words, "I feel  my role as an artist is to stop and take notice of what we are often too hurried to perceive.  Art gives us the opportunity to observe, and by doing so, we are more likely to truly see.  It is my desire to record my gratitude and in some small way, reflect the vision of God's creations.