Melany's Art
Melany's Art

About Me

Art brings people together, and creativity opens hearts. Welcome to my online portfolio. I'm excited to share my work with you! Take a look around to see some of my latest projects and learn more about my background and creative influences. Interested in one of my pieces or having me create a customized piece just for you? Please contact me.

Melany Sarafis served her country for 24 years and recently retired from the USAF as a First Sergeant. 
She thinks it's really stupid when photographers refer to themselves in the 3rd person on their biographies. 


I needed to do something 'low speed' after a successful but stressful military career. I've have been an avid photographer for a few years and enjoy this 'internal' creative process. 

I am now a full time student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography and Jewelry/Metalsmithing.  


I'm happiest when I'm outdoors with nature, and I especially enjoy photographing the night sky. I feel my spirit soar when I'm outside! 
After taking an Art History course and learning a little about the Renaissance, I've become enamored with this art era. I took a trip to Florence Italy (the home of the Renaissance) and found a lot of inspiration there. I only wish I was as talented as the painters of that era. After completing an entry level geology class, I've learned to appreciate the landscape even more; I'm always on the lookout for clues to learn how the land was formed, and to learn the history of its past.  


I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, but I hate flying. I'm always ready for a road trip - usually to a state or national park.  I hate crowds, and I'm always looking for the "off the beaten path" away from places that everyone else wants to go.  I love finding those hidden jewels in state and national parks - the amazing places that everyone else overlooks.


Places my images are displayed:


As You Were, Vol 2 (Military and the Arts Journal) 

Windrush Alpacas

Centennial West Clean Line

Western Sprit Clean Line

On walls:

William P. Clements, Jr University Hospital

Buddy Holly Center "Illuminance" Photography exibit "Best in Show" 26 June - 15 Aug 2015

Buddy Holly Center "Illuminance" 2017

Coming soon:  

Petrified Forest National Park

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  • Fred Watkins (Sunday, August 14 16 07:30 pm EDT)

    Saw your display at the Buddy Holly Center and was very impressed. As one retired AF NCO to another, you have a tremendous talent.

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