Painter Mylette Welch was born in the sun-drenched, color saturated
island of Oahu. Her family moved two years later to dusty, dry
Bakersfield. “Something was missing. “She remembers thinking, ”Where
did all the color go? ”For anyone who has seen Welch’s paintings,
its obvious that the color went into her playful portraits of stray
dogs, children, old diners, and rusty trucks.
Mylette’s paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape- gas
stations, farmer’s markets, the vineyards, neighbor’s gardens, old
trucks, and burger stands.
But occasionally her paintings veer off into a surrealistic world of
dreams and memories,
where goldfish swim around the kitchen and accordions fly through
the night sky.
Below are just a few samples of Mylette's paintings: