A woman named Melissa McCracken is a distinctive visual artist who paints outstanding works of art. Instead of painting what she sees, she paints what she hears. Melissa has a very rare neurological condition which is also known as synesthesia.
Synesthesia is a condition which lets a person see colors whenever they are listening to some music. So, the sounds that Melissa hears, whether they are from animals or the radio, she can translate them into beautiful vibrant colors.
Such colors show the beauty of a melody. Furthermore, Melissa’s paintings inspire her to capture the everyday experiences, so that other people may understand the brilliance of her abilities.
1. Prince, “Joy in Repetition”
Before Melissa reached the age of 15, she thought that everyone around her lived in an extremely colorful and dynamic world.
She had the neurological condition synesthesia since she was born. What this condition does is making the brain to experience different sensations to certain stimuli. Every number and letter has a color, and the days circle the body as if they have a certain point in the space.
2. Bach, “Cello Suite No. 1”
But, according to Melissa, the most beautiful thing of all is to see the music that you hear. All those mixtures, textures, movements, hues, they simply flow, ever-shifting, ever-changing.
As a result of that, Melissa decided to express her amazing sight though acrylic and oil paintings.
3. Radiohead, “All I Need”
Melissa wanted to show what she can see and hear every day. She was inspired by countless songs to create these stunning pieces of art. That is the reason why her paintings burst with splashes and textures of polychromatic f delight.
4. Iron & Wine, “Boy With a Coin”
This artist, having the condition synesthesia, painted these amazing abstract paintings. Melissa received her inspiration from music. Furthermore, she does not see her condition as a disability. In fact, she considers it as a rare gift. As a result of that, she tried to savor every moment through her paintings.
5. Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing”
That is the reason why we wanted to share with you these amazing paintings which Melissa created. Surely, they are going to inspire you too. Plus, you probably realized that in the title of each picture, we wrote the title of the song that she used to paint her masterpiece.
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Lenny”
Also, this type of paintings takes practice, as well as the dedication and most of all, skill. It is obvious that Melissa is an incredibly skilled painter. There is no wonder why she makes such stunning art. Do you agree with this?
7. John Lennon, “Julia”
If are curious about more of the songs which inspired Melissa, remember to write these names on YouTube. Which of the paintings is your favorite one? Do you have a special painting which speaks to you the most? Does your favorite song inspire you in a similar way?
8. Pink Floyd, “Time”
These paintings are something special for sure. But, what makes them so breathtaking is that Melissa took her inspiration from music. Besides, every one of us listens to music, but we never see it as Melissa does. Maybe these paintings might change our perception of music.
9. Radiohead, “Karma Police”
Maybe now, we will see the music in a more different and positive light. Is there a song which inspired you the most? Let us know your opinion about these amazing paintings.
Visit Melissa’s website to see more of her work.