Melissa Ball is a Pennsylvania artist who is especially noted for her unique and highly detailed artwork on turkey tail feathers.
Melissa has been using turkey feathers as her canvas for over sixteen years. Each feather is entirely hand painted and made to order. Please browse through the samples, choose from the featured designs, or come up with your own idea… Custom orders are welcome!
In addition to painting on feathers, Melissa is also a print artist. Her focus on the wild turkey has led her to a long standing relationship with the National Wild Turkey Federation. Melissa won the NWTF’s Grand National Art Contest in 2001, and has since had a painting featured in their national core package seven times, including currently in 2014, with “Time Out“. During that time, Melissa was named the NWTF’s Featured Artist of the Year in 2003, and Stamp Print Artist in 2005. Look for her most recent print, “Time Out“, at your local NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet. Find a banquet near you at www.nwtf.org.
COMING FALL 2014… BASS PRO SHOPS will be featuring the “Time Out” image on an area rug! Coordinating puppies on your wall and your floor… “Time out” rugs will be available in-store and on the Bass Pro Shops website! Partnering with the NWTF, a portion of the proceeds will be aiding in the conservation of the wild turkey!
** “SPRING BOUQUET” ARTIST PROOFS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!**