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.