Melissa Stirling Parhm holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.F.A. in Painting and Illustration. Parhm is an experienced artist who works in oil, watercolor, silver point, bronze, wax, clay, felt and with nature-sourced grounds, binders and pigments. She served as an artist-in-residence in Sweden, and her work has been exhibited in galleries both nationally and internationally. Recent shows include representation at the Sonoma Museum of Art. She has served as both an instructor and a monitor for figure classes in NYC and Europe. She has recently been teaching figure and life drawing at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, The New Village School High School in Sausalito, and private lessons in her home studio. Her work was featured in the October 2015 issue of C Magazine. Her latest solo exhibition was held at the Tiburon Peninsula Club from May-August of 2017. A selection of her paintings and drawings can be viewed at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco and at Revelation in San Francisco.