Melissa Reneé is a multitalented artist who lives on a wooded acre in the beautiful town of Battle Ground, Washington with her four children. She studied music at Multnomah University and has been songwriting for several years. Her debut single, “Sing a New Song”, released with Tonic Echo Studios in 2022. Her current project is a full-length album that traces her healing journey through ongoing hardship. With vulnerable authenticity she seeks to challenge the happy face we often feel compelled to hold up when our battles are too dark, too confusing, or too long. Her compelling melodic lines invite the listener to feel her heart and hopefully encourage them to share their own real stories with others around them. What would our community look like if we were bravely authentic with the hard stuff?

Melissa Reneé desires to reflect God’s beauty in her art, and her other artistic pursuits include photography, poetry, sewing, drawing and painting. She has been singing as far back as she can remember – duets with her brother, school choirs, college touring groups, an international singing tour, and most often with her church worship team. You can find a special selection of her photography for sale at Founder’s Mercantile in Battle Ground.

In her free time, if she’s not creating art, you might find her browsing the Battle Ground boutique stores, hiking with her little four-legged buddy, Blackberry, or curled up with a good book and a cup of tea in her vintage chair nestled in the bay window.


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March 16, 9-11 AM

Come enjoy great coffee, do some unique shopping by local artisans, and listen to me play music!

Founder’s Mercantile

317 E Main Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604


March 23, 2024 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

I’ll be playing a mix of originals and covers with a live band. Come early to hear the talents of Sean Otis performing at 9 PM. Come even earlier to enjoy a round of bowling!

Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Taphouse Bar 

6360 SE Alexander Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123


Photography by Brienne Kristen