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Melissa Artemis


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'Art is the stored Honey of the Human Soul'

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Melissa Shemanna is a visionary artist, curator, and founder of The Honeybee Temple Arts Foundation, with over two decades of experience in the arts. Her practice began with a self-taught discipline in painting and drawing, which evolved through mentorships with artists from the lineage of Ernst Fuchs, a prominent figure in Vienna's visionary and surrealist arts scene.

Shemanna's art is a profound exploration of human intelligence, expressed through a synthesis of organic forms, futuristic technology, and hyper-colour lenses, all presented with a visionary edge. She works primarily with oils and egg tempera, and often uses high chroma acrylics, pure pigments, ochres, and graphite to push the boundaries of traditional mediums.

In 2018, Shemanna founded The Honeybee Temple Arts Foundation as a mycelium network to innovate multidimensional creativity in local and global communities. With a focus on community arts events, art gallery curation, festival arts gallery event production, sacred arts ceremonies & ritual, she is committed to cultivating and empowering multidimensional creativity, both individually and collectively.

Shemanna's work has been featured in permanent art collections in Australia, Bali, Hawaii, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, and the USA. She has recently been on an international sojourn and art pilgrimage, bringing the last decade of her paintings to Europe and the UK, and plans to continue pollinating arts events worldwide. 

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