About the Artist

" I have been drawing since I was young; my favorite subject to draw has always been animals."

Melinda Lowry Anter (MELA) has had a passion for art since she was a child, inspired by animals she would draw for hours and continued her obsession through college.

She loves working with different types of mediums - charcoal, prisma color pencils, acrylics, oils, watercolor, pen/ink and airbrush.  Having an opportunity to go to the Art Institute later in her career, she jumped at the chance to learn graphic design.  She enjoys combining hands-on art with graphic design to create unique pieces.  

She has done pet portraits for years and is a dog lover (and mom to 3 fur babies) while running an online business with her sisters Moxibod.com.  When coronavirus hit and we all had the stay at home order, she had the chance to shift from an online working space back to pencil and paint brush and had art ideas that were bursting out.  She has continued this painting passion and now does not want to let it go.  Join the adventure @girl.painted on instagram and follow her artwork journey.

A portion of every sale is donated to ASPCA - the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. Thank you for helping to support this great program!


 Watercolor art of best buddies.


Pencil sketch of a beloved bulldog with his loving fur mom.


Painting an outdoor tiger mural using acrylic and Kwal paints.


Long haired dachshund custom portrait.


Acrylic painting of a toucan.


Digital artwork of Jim Morrison.


Watercolor and pen/ink illustration.


Prisma color custom portrait on suede board.

Airbrush mural of a swat team at a tactical training center.


Work in progress - pencil sketch of a horse.


Collage in Photoshop and one of her favorite quotes.


Chappie - her Italian Greyhound who helps with drawings.