Zephyr Dear is art imagined and created by Melissa Marczak on Canada's West Coast

Melissa works with a variety of mediums including paint (watercolour, acrylic and gouache), cut-paper and collage, clay, felt, dyeing and silk-screening with natural dyes, wirework jewellery, and mixed-media mobiles. 

Melissa was raised with access to her mother's pottery, jewellery and painting studios and has dabbled creatively all her life. An interest in surface design took her to the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson where she spent 3 years immersed in dyeing, weaving, felting and pattern drafting. After graduation, she wove silk scarves on Salt Spring Island. 

Melissa has shown and sold her work at the Toronto One of A Kind Show, Touchstones Nelson, Nelson Market Fest, Still Eagle, Tara Davis Boutique, The Unique Boutique, and The Kootenay Bakery Cafe.

Melissa currently resides a five-minute walk from the ocean on southern Vancouver Island, BC with her husband, son, five house rabbits and a cat.