Melvin spent much of his life producing sketches of the things that he saw in life. He was raised in New Mexico and spent many years in the U.S. Navy. This gave him a unique affection for the West and the ocean. This affection has become evident in the many paintings that he has produced.
Melvin did not start actual painting until around the age of 60, then his dedication to art moved from sketching to canvas and paint. Melvin has worked in a number of mediums; yet acrylic is a preferred one in most of his paintings.
To his credit, he has painted large murals and produced an art show in 2015, “The Three Generation Art Show,” held at the Tays Center of New Mexico University in Alamogordo, New Mexico. In 2019 he formed and launched the Tays Art Museum to make this collection of art as well as the works of others available to the world.
Some of his works were featured in 2015 at The Three Generation Art Show held at the Tays Center of New Mexico University in Alamogordo, New Mexico. In 2018 the New Mexico courts declared Melvin to be color blind. In 2018 the New Mexico courts declared Melvin to be color blind.
The Tays Art Museum has obtained a number of his works. The museum has made many of these available to the public in the form of reproductions. Now the general public can experience to talent and inspiration of this gifted art