Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree form the National University of Singapore, Melissa Teo made a switch from teaching Art full time in a secondary school to venturing into painting full time. In addition, she does illustration and graphic design on a regular basis. Projects cater to a wide range of subjects both hand and digitally rendered. She still teaches adjunct. She became a member of the Singapore Art Society in 2010 and have since participated in the society's annual group exhibitions. Her works have been shown at the Utterly Art gallery , the Affordable Art Fair and the Art Apart Fair.
Her works may revolve familiar Singapore scenes but her bold and unique style gives a distinctive edge.