Melissa Barrett received popular acclaim during her early artistic years. In recent years, however, she has found inspiration under the redwood trees of Northern California where she has been evolving her technique and building her collection. While living in northern California, Barrett exhibited her artwork at many locations in the surrounding area; Including a solo show at the Karshner Lounge at Humboldt State University and a group exhibition at the Ironside Gallery in Arcata, CA. Now, she is bringing her expanded collection home to Monterey. The current exhibition is Barrett's Monterey County debut since graduating from Humboldt State University as a Bachelor of the Arts in 2012 with an emphasis of study in Art History and a Museum and Gallery Practice Certificate.