Australian born Krystii Melaine announced at age four that she would be an artist, won her first art competition at seven, and was selling paintings by age fourteen. Following University studies in painting and drawing, Krystii became a successful wedding gown designer.
Returning to her lifelong passion for painting, she studied traditional tonal realism for five years. Inspired by the Native Americans, cowboys and wildlife of the American West, Krystii began painting these subjects in Australia, then moved to Spokane, Washington. Using oils in a contemporary realism style, Krystii portrays the people and animals of the West with a modern eye for clean, fresh images, bringing each individual to life on her canvas.
Krystii’s paintings feature in major museum exhibitions including Quest for the West and The Buffalo Bill Art Show. She has twenty-six paintings in museum collections, continues to win numerous awards, and features in many magazine articles.
Krystii is represented by Sanders Galleries in Tucson, Arizona, Mountain Trails Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, Park City, Utah, and Santa Fe; The Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs; Going To The Sun Gallery in Whitefish, Montana; and Trailside Galleries online. She is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists.