Artists usually paint the things they see or imagine. But Melissa McCracken took a different path, painting the things she hears. This Kansas City-based artist suffers from Synesthesia, which is a condition that causes her to see the colors when she hears musical tones. For example, when jazz music is playing she see’s blue, white, or golds, and when pop song is on the radio, it is in colors of pink and purple for her.
If you are curious how Melissa McCracken sees the songs and music genres, check out some of her works below.
I painted this one on an angled wall above my head. My studio was too hot so I hung it up on the most inconvenient wall of my bedroom. All these guys have their own little lives and stories and this one was pretty much the last thing I saw going to sleep every night for weeks. . Pavane 45” x 45” oil on canvas sold