Kreh Mellick is a visual artist living and working in the artist community surrounding Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Her work relates fictions inspired by folklore, nostalgia and a time passed. For more on Kreh, visit her website


My introduction to Kreh's work was serendipitous, following a path of connections through Haystack. I saw Andrew Hayes' work at Haystack, who then introduced me to his wife Kreh. Kreh comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch family, and her work incorporates elements of her history. I love the nearly obsessive decorative attention in her work, and the French Couture design of her character's outfits. Her pieces also have an almost three dimensional quality to them. There is so much to explore in her work - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

All of Kreh's work below is gouache on cut paper. 

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