Reclaimed Tree Ring Paintings by Tracy Melton at Etsy


Art is an intensely personal experience. What whets your appetite might leave me longing for something slightly different. Or the piece I prize and display in my home could inspire in you nothing more than a really bad headache.

But something tells me that Tracy Melton’s Tree Ring Paintings will strike almost anyone’s fancy.

I like how the raw and natural elements sync perfectly with the modern and graphic in these little treasures. The colors are bold while the imperfect contours of the wood retain the earthy and natural.


Tracy Melton, a nature buff and full time artist from Knoxville Tennessee, creates his Tree Ring Paintings using reclaimed wood from dead Elm trees. He cuts pieces ranging from 3 to 8 inches in diameter and approximately 2 to 3 inches thick, then sands down and clear coats each piece, finishing with colorful acrylic paint.

The backs are hollowed out for hanging – group three or four together or cover an entire wall. Any set of 3 paintings, each measuring 5 inches or less in diameter, is $32.99. Sizes up to 8 inches in diameter run $52.99 for a set of 3.

Something about these paintings should strike your fancy, but see for yourself at Melton’s website and Etsy store.