Melissa Borko Tevere is the founder of MamaCita.
Primarily a landscapes and portrait painter, Tevere graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art with her BFA in painting. While in her junior year, she was the recipient of a prestigious fellowship to attend Yale University’s Summer School of Music and Art. Through her exploration of color, light, shadow and movement, her work captures the “feel” of a person or a place, rather than an exact likeness or reproduction. Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Victoria Donahue has called her work “enticingly wistful”.
Tevere is also a published author and the art editor of Philadelphia Stories. She recently had her second book published, “Extraordinary Gifts: Remarkable Women from the Delaware Valley.” Her first book, “Forgotten Philadelphia: Art and Writing Inspired by Philadelphia Heritage Sites” was published in 2013.
In her spare time, she is the owner of Conway Collision, An Auto Body Repair and Painting Shop in Philadelphia.