Melinda MacDonald makes contemporary cold wax paintings that are guided by intuition and inspired by her life in rural Cape Breton. Cold wax allows her to merge the visual aspects of painting with the tactility of sculpting. Melinda is a full-time artist and seasonal gallery owner in Creignish, a picturesque corner of Cape Breton Island. Melinda is inspired by the epic views of the sea, sky and fields around her historic home overlooking St. George’s Bay. Her vibrant oil, acrylic and cold wax paintings capture the energy and beauty of her surroundings and her delight in her life there. In 2018, she opened Melinda By the Sea, a studio and shop housed in a historic barn on her oceanfront property. Along with her own original artwork, which is available in giclée and studio prints, Melinda sells a curated collection of fine craft from Cape Breton, including jewelry, bags and works in wood, glass and metal.