Born in Boston, MA and raised in Greensboro, NC, Melinda Fine received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English and an MFA in creative writing form UNC-G. She studied with Fred Chappell, Robert Watson and Lee Zacharias. She studied printmaking with Beth Grabowski at UNC and attended two years of graduate school at the School of Design, NCSU, Raleigh. She taught graphic design and typography as a professor of art at Meredith College form 1997 to 2008.
Melinda creates abstract compositions of heavily layered and scraped oil pastel over acrylic polymer and marked with type. She also creates collages of dreamlike landscapes with mythic interpretations.