Rockford woman creates art from heartache

Melissa Cooper-Price uses painting as an emotional outlet. She hopes others will like her like her work entered in this years Art Prize.

When Melissa Cooper-Prince’s eleven-year marriage suddenly ended last year, she was disillusioned, angry, and heartbroken. “I felt blindsided. I needed an emotional outlet,” so the Rockford mother began painting while her children, Hannah, 9, and Cooper, 4, were visiting their father. At first she created small, simple watercolors, but as she became more immersed in […]