Artist Suffering from Synesthesia Draws the Music She Hears

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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.

A little, simple guy. A Delicate Balance 18” x 18” oil on canvas sold

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Leeeetle baby. Live in Layers 12” x 14” oil on canvas contact for price

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Little softy Fly Too High 12” x 12” Sold

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If I Was a Bird 24” x 24” sold

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The In-Between 96” x 74” oil on canvas sold

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