Melissa has a natural ability to capture the spirit of life and emotion in each of her sculptures. The face is the most important part of the piece, the place where she can most express herself. It is also the most detailed area of her pieces, as she tends to portray with rest of the body with smooth lines and simplicity. She refers her style as “Realistic impressionism” and “robust or fluffy”. Melissa uses patina as another way to express texture in her work. Although Melissa has found her own style she insists she is still evolving. Her work can be found in many private collections around the world.