My studioMarcio Melo
I welcome people to visit me at my studio. In June of 2015 I moved to Montreal and have set up my studio there. Many of my paintings are on display, and you can see the latest things I am working on. I am living in a beautiful apartment in a green corner of the South-Western part of Hochelaga. These images and information refer to my Pontiac home. I will update with new information as I settle in to tmy new studio. The old house was idyllically set on the edge of a lake, and the drive to reach it can only be described as spectacular. I  lived in an old farmhouse on the edge of Moffat Lake, near Quyon, Quebec, about an hour's drive from Ottawa (the capital of Canada).

Marcio, his studio and his friends
I lived here with my friend Ted, three cats, one dog, various chickens, ducks and geese, and a large garden.

The view from the bridge

While few of my paintings are of my surroundings, I believe my location has a profound influence on my work. I cannot see any of my neighbors, and this complete privacy offers a great freedom. Being in the middle of such a wilderness affects what I do every day - swimming, skating and canoeing. I take many long hikes - collect mushrooms, fiddleheads and berries. I paint when I feel inspired, and take inspiration from every source.

I usually work indoors, sitting at a table
Marcio paints the King of the Cats

or working on a wall.

Marcio paints on the wall

With time, my workspace becomes a colourful work in itself.
The first thing you see when you enter my house is what I call the "Sanctuary", an assemblage of flowers, precious momentos, found objects that have special meaning for me. It somehow mimics the shrines to saints found in many shops in Brazil. It is constantly evolving.
The Sanctuary
 I am constantly updating my walls with my latest works. The house becomes my gallery.
My house as a gallery
Visitors are always welcome. Call first to make sure I am home.

Home Address:  555 rue Préfontaine, #8, Montreal, Quebec    H1W 2N1

Phone:   514 528 7051 


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