Barbara Mellin is an award-winning artist/printmaker and writer. She holds a graduate degree in Art History from Harvard, where she received the “Crite Prize” for her thesis on the American artist Frank Vincent DuMond and is currently working on a book about that artist. She writes frequently about the arts and culture for international, national and local publications. Her artwork has appeared in numerous literary and art magazines and has been featured in juried exhibits throughout the U.S. Mellin is a member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and Oil Painters of America, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, Artworks Gallery and AFAS. She relocated about 10 years ago to Winston Salem, NC from the Boston area, where she had taught art classes for more than 25 years.