Missy Dunaway is an artist and illustrator with a penchant for storytelling. A traveler at heart, she has attended numerous artist-in-residence programs that provide the opportunity for long visits and cultural immersion. Missy teaches online with Creativebug, where she instructs how to paint with acrylic ink and keep a travel journal. Her original artwork is available for purchase through Portland Art Gallery of Maine, close to her home studio in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Missy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 to research Anatolian textiles in Turkey. Her paintings have been featured by Penguin Random House India,Travel + Leisure, and The National Audubon Society and are displayed at institutions including Carnegie Mellon University and the Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington DC. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Four Seasons Envoy, which she traveled to Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam. Later that year, she was awarded a New Student Scholarship to the Academy of Realist Art in Boston, where she is currently studying.
The Traveling Artist: A Visual Journalis her first book.