About the Artists

Featured Artist

Melissa Stinson Ellis


Native Texan and East Dallas resident, Melissa Stinson Ellis, specializes in abstract and contemporary nature oil paintings.  Her bold use of color is apparent in all of her work, from her large scale heavily textured abstracts, to her delicate paintings of flowers, plants and trees.  She uses creative and unique techniques, often using a palette knife, to create motion, texture and depth to draw the eye in and around the canvas.

In addition to her paintings at LTO, Melissa’s work can be found at Pettigrew Luxury Furnishings in the Dallas Design District, Orisons Fine Art Gallery in McKinney, Clark Food & Wine Co. on Greenville Avenue, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Gables Park 17  Hi-Rise and Cityville on the Katy Trail  in Uptown Dallas, as well as in private residences and corporate offices across the country. She also accepts custom commissions for both residential and commercial spaces. 

Anne Turner Beletic


Anne Turner Beletic is a self-taught Dallas-based artist exploring color with figurative, landscape, and large abstract works. Her original paintings of watercolor on paper are in multiple layers of translucent color, each layer is encased in resin or encaustic, which then results in a transparent, yet colorful, effect on the paintings. She has been selected for numerous national exhibits and has won multiple juried competitions. 

Amy Werntz


Amy Werntz is a self-taught artist currently residing in Dallas, Texas. Originally from the midwest, Amy’s appreciation and interest in art developed early on as a child in a family full of talented artists. She has always been drawn to the human figure.  Through the years her inspiration has evolved to now focus on those around her. She is fascinated by the postures and expressions of people within their everyday lives. Amy got her BFA in Interior Design and currently splits her time between design and painting.

Beth Gandy


Artist, Beth Gandy, grew up in Irving, Texas and later raised two beautiful kids in Dallas. Her husband of almost 30 years would say, "She lives in her art gallery and let's me live there too!"

The work of Beth Gandy reflects a unique collaboration of texture and shape. She utilizes a figurative basis, strong texturized underpainting, and a colorful palette to express human emotion in her finished composition. The influence of Abstract Expressionist artist such as De Kooning resonates on her canvases.