As a native of southern Connecticut, Melissa Chieffalo has a tremendous appreciation for its inherent beauty. Capturing nature in photography is of special interest to her, as is evidenced by the creative aspects in her work. Melissa's goal is to help people see the most commonplace things in extraordinary ways. In recent months, Melissa has begun experimenting with other mediums such as oils on canvas and mixed media. Learning other styles of art continues to be a rewarding experience on her journey through self expression.