Melissa Payne Baker


Melissa Payne Baker is best known for her abstract paintings that convey emotions or feelings that touch the viewer.  From traditional interiors to contemporary, her abstract artwork creates the perfect pop to any decor.  The  heart and soul of her work is derived from her everyday life and experiences.  Melissa spends her days chasing her dreams as well as her young son, both keeping her creativity in full bloom. This Southern artist found her passion for art early in life, learning from generations of artisans.

With a degree in Marketing from the University of Mississippi and over two decades in interior design, she pours all of her passions into each abstract piece she creates.  Melissa’s unique texturing techniques and use of color are what attracts clients from collectors to designers across the country . Her work has been published in national publications from Traditional Homes, House Beautiful, Cottage Journal, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles to Nashville Arts and has been featured in designer show homes around the Southeast.

In 2012, Melissa released a line of hand painted glassware and candles that has been highlighted at the Atlanta Neiman Marcus Holiday Pop-Up Shop and at Spotlight on Art in Atlanta. They have been featured in, Southern Lady, Good Grit and StyleBlueprint blog “Brands you have to know”.  You can find these little jewels in boutiques and galleries around the Southeast.

An extension of Melissa’s work can be seen in several collaborations with other Southern artists. From a fashion collaboration with Chloe Kristyn to a fine art mirror collaboration with mirror artist Stacy Milburn.

Melissa’s new collections can be found in fine art galleries across the United States.  Melissa lives and creates in Atlanta with her husband Rick, their son Payne and their cat Gesso.


I hope in my paintings, collectors can see the love have for life.  I paint with my heart and soul.  I get excited once a painting is complete;  it is like meeting a new friend.  It thrills me that through my art I can help raise money for wonderful organizations like the Comprehensive Cancer Research Foundation.