Melissa mahoney
Abstract Painter & Textile Designer




The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest ocean. It covers about 46% of the Earth’s water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth’s land area combined. The Pacific Ocean’s name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation of the world in 1521. As he encountered favorable winds on reaching the ocean, he called these waters Mar Pacifico, which is Portuguese for “peaceful sea.” (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

“I find the Pacific Ocean both calming and turbulent; I’m drawn to all of its energies. It displays a range of colors: from indigo and teal at its depth to bright turquoise and blue when the waves are cresting. Its colors and force of nature are captivating."

— Melissa Mahoney