As a Forensic Artist, my renderings are done by unifying the two most dominant elements in our arsenal: Art and Science. The sources of my illustrations are often the product of someone else's memories combined with the science of how we anatomically evolve throughout life - and sometimes further - how we devolve after death.

Forensic sketch artist. Excavator of information. Seeker of knowledge. Invoker of memories. 

As an expert Forensic Artist, I embed images from others' memories onto a piece of paper to provide investigators with leads towards solving a case. My renditions continue to serve Law Enforcement Agencies, Educational Institutions, Law Firms, Scientific Research, Production Companies, and whomever else is in need of my services. 

When we collaborate, your chief mission becomes my chief mission. This is how we both succeed.

Although my services are flexible and continue to expand, a few of the most common include:

  • Composite Sketches

  • Age Progressions and Regressions

  • Surveillance Image Enhancements

  • Postmortem Illustrations

  • Facial Reconstructions

  • Photo Comparisons

  • Demonstrative Evidence

Melissa Cooper conducting a police sketch interview

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Find examples of my forensic art renditions here: GALLERY

Browse through my current selection of limited edition prints here: STORE


Melissa has become a great addition to OCI’s support team as a forensic artist. She had made herself available at a moment’s notice and adjusted her schedule to meet the needs of victims and detectives. Her work has been showcased in many bulletins and is a great investigative tool to have.
— Lieutenant Daniel Salerno of SMPD
Melissa has many positive traits that make her a valuable asset to any investigation when a composite artist is beneficial. She is very calm and friendly, but also professional, when dealing with crime victims. Because she is able to put victims and witnesses at ease, she gets terrific results.
— Sergeant Ira Rutan of SMPD