Artist Spotlight: MarshMellow

By Jiun Liao

When an artist named Marshall met an artist named Melillo and they became best friends, much fun and mayhem ensued and the dynamic duo MarshMellow was created! They wanted to find ways to display their art while having fun. After brainstorming MarshMellow Events was born. They now host and attend shows in various locations around Orillia and surrounding areas. 

Raune-Lea Marshall is an expressive-realism, landscape artist. She currently is creating cottage themed paintings with beautiful bright sunsets, canoes, Muskoka chairs and lakes. There seems to be no shortage of subject matter for her to paint in this genre. 

“Morning Swim” 36×48 inches

Deby Melillo, is an abstract artist, who creates wonderful, vibrant paintings that are rich in texture and colour. Many of her works lean towards florals and can often hold hidden surprises. 

“That’s Something” 31x47inches

What can you expect at their shows? They don’t just offer wonderful paintings. They have put their art on beautiful notebooks, stone coasters, bookmarks and more. They will be at a number of events this summer looking forward to meeting you and making new friends.

They do suggest you “Save the Date” for their big showcase event, their Twilight Piazza, on Saturday July 27th, 2024 in the courtyard at Era 67, downtown Orillia. MarshMellow and several other guest artists invite you to experience a summer evening extravaganza of live music, great food, friendly people and awesome art! Stay tuned for all the details.