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"Meet the Artist" at Domain Gallery

Posted By LocalShops1, Friday, April 11, 2014

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to highlight the work of Tierra Verde painter Gary Mellenbruch during its next “Meet the Artists” event 6-10 pm Saturday, April 19. at 3129 Beach Blvd. S.

The featured artist specializes in depictions of local seaside landmarks, as well as maritime creatures and mythical mermaids.  His work has become a customer favorite since he began displaying it in “&Gallery” in 2012.  
Mellenbruch will be on hand to discuss his work and answer questions.  Entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Mellenbruch’s watercolor and designers’ gouache paintings depict scenes that many local residents will find familiar. Iconic and colorful attractions such as the Don CeSar resort, Mary Pier and the Wharf restaurant in Pass-a-Grille, as well as Gulfport’s own Williams Pier, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grill, and Pia’s Trattoria are among the images that draw on talents Mellenbruch has honed in a long career as an architectural illustrator. 

Originally from Kansas City, he studied industrial design and after becoming an apprentice illustrator, formed his own Mellenbruch Studios in 1969, creating architectural illustrations for clients from around the world. Accompanied by his sailboat, he moved to Tierra Verde in 1998, continuing illustration work, but concentrating on fine arts.  He also operates his own art framing business. 


Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.   For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email; or visit

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