Melinda Moore was born in New Jersey, after which her family moved to South Florida. Living on a lake at the edge of the Everglades, within a mile of the Atlantic Ocean, gave her a unique opportunity to explore nature. Generations of family sailing enthusiasts fostered the love of all things nautical.
On a professional level, Melinda’s caring nature motivated her to acquire her BS degree in Nursing from Florida State University, which was then followed by a career in Coronary Care in Boston and Yale in New Haven Ct. During this time Melinda discovered and studied film photography, which has become her lifelong passion, and her camera became her constant companion.
The intense five years of her life as a nurse in New England was then followed by a more peaceful style of living on a sailboat in Florida and the Bahamas. This is where Melinda spent time studying creatures under the sea and the vast sky above.
In the mid 1980’s Melinda’s adventurous family moved to Spain where she made her home for seventeen years, owned a property management company and raised her daughter Danielle. Living in Southern Spain exposed her to diverse cultures, and gave her an opportunity to travel throughout the British Isles, Europe and Africa. Visiting museums in Madrid, Paris and Rome offered a constant flow of inspiration and education in the arts. Studying Japanese Art, Ikebana, and Tea Ceremony for nine years with a Japanese Cultural Organization trained her eye for fine composition.
These wonderful life experiences have contributed to Melinda’s unique world view and influenced her creative vision. Returning to her South Florida roots in 2001 she reunited with a long lost love from High School, William DaCamara and in 2003 they married, after this time she decided to focus even more intently on her art.
In 2008 she shared her photographic and digital talent with the world for the first time. She instantly gained recognition, winning various competitions, and receiving invitations to become a featured artist in galleries.
Melinda is very active in National Association of Women Artists, , Lighthouse ArtCenter, Jupiter Fl, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Artists of Palm Beach County, Armory Arts Salon . She volunteers time, both at Grassy Waters and Loxahatchee Preserves, and is an active board member of the Friends of John D MacArthur Beach State Park. Her images have been displayed in print and on large canvas at places like the Palm Beach International Airport, Coral Springs Art Museum, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Arts Center, Southeast Gallery, and M&M Studio Gallery.
Dec 2010 to March 2011 she had her first Solo exhibit “Creative Nature” at the John D MacArthur Beach State Park followed by two more Solo shows in 2012, “Creative Focus” for GardensArt, City of Palm Beach Gardens, City Hall Lobby and"Creative Nature " Johnathan Dickinson State Park Hobe Sound, Fl and
First Public Art Installation at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Currently she gives presentations Art Schools , Florida Parks, Preserves, Audubon Society and Camera Clubs
Juror and Judge in local PSA Camera Clubs
In 2011 Melinda was invited to be represented commercially by Getty Images. She is being published globally and you may find her work in magazines, like Audubon or on the cover of a novel.
Her Fine Art is being collected privately and is signed and produced with archival process.
You can find her work at:
ArtfulHome.com (online Gallery curated by Michael Monroe who was curator for Smithsonian Renwick for 20 yrs)
Artisans on the Ave Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl Lighthouse Arts Center Guild Gallery, Tequesta, Fl
M&M Studio Gallery, Jupiter, Fl
John D MacArthur State Park, Singer Island Fl (if art purchased via location % donated to Nature Education Foundation)