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 fifteen 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! This enables the customer to participate in the art and get exactly the piece they are looking for, making it entirely “their own”.
Melissa’s most unique custom work is one of her specialties, the “Portrait Feather”. These feathers are completely custom and absolutely one-of-a-kind. The customer supplies her with a special photo of themselves or a loved one, and this moment is captured with a feather painting.
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, where her art has been featured in several of their core packages over the years including 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009, making her images available nationally. Melissa won the NWTF’s Grand National Art Contest in 2001, Artist of the Year in 2003, and Stamp Print Artist in 2005. Look for her most recent print, “Spring Bouquet”, at your local NWTF Banquet in 2013.