Melan Allen 

painter, baker, eater

Defiantly playful, tactically exaggerated, and absolutely not to be missed (sound on), her social media presence complements and elevates her studio work. 

Melan Allen

While most kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons, Melan was watching Julia Child. It was magical to see ingredients become a perfect dish, but also equally frustrating: she could never taste these dishes, only tune in to them.

This desire, to vividly experience food just by seeing it, stayed with her as she grew up and began to bake. Melan realized creating food in the kitchen and on canvas are one and the same. That you can ice a cake with a spatula or a palette knife. That varnish and sugar syrup are both glazes. That colors are ingredients waiting to be mixed. 

Today, you can find Melan lurking at patisseries, digging into perfect fluffy pancakes, or baking at home. And right afterward, you’ll find her painting them in her studio, immortalizing their flavor one brushstroke at a time.

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