Born: 1977
From: Jackson, Wyoming
Currently residing: Portland, Oregon

Melchor is an emerging artist in the Portland community. He is a self-taught artist, beginning to paint in 2014, and beginning to sell and exhibit his work at the end of 2017. He works solely with acrylics on canvas. He often employs bold colors in a combination of gesture and genre art. He paints from the imagination, but incorporates elements from his surroundings, which he sketches from observation. The sketches he later takes back to his studio to incorporate into his imaginative illustrations.