Melissa A. Mitchell is a walking canvas of her own artwork and has an aura filled with colors, faith, hope and love.

When you first meet Mitchell, you’d never know that she has been through a really dark depressing time after her father passed away back in 2010. That painting was not what she thought she’d be doing on top of having a full time job being an IT Tech for the government.

Mitchell refers to herself as a “Kaleidoscope of Hope” and an “Electrifying Agitator” looking to help people chase their dreams and achieve their goals, understanding that they don’t have to be held down by their 9 to 5.

I had the pleasure to capture Mitchell’s colorfulness in an interview where she explains it all.

Follow Melissa A. Mitchell @AbeilleCreations on Instagram.

Photo credit: Ryan Lifto