The documentary film, Painted in the Desert, delves into the lives of 18 working artists offering an intimate view only an insider could access. Following second-generation artist and adventurer Mellissae Lucia into the wilds of the New Mexico desert. The movie also weaves in candid and fascinating interviews with the studio glass movement pioneers Mellissae grew up with including her father Dick Weiss. Filmed in the enchanting studios and homes of these ground-breaking innovators, the film explores how these working artists really feel about collaboration, inspiration, earning a living, and the deep satisfaction of following their own visions. Written by
18 working artists reveal what it takes to survive and thrive with art as your day gig.