Melissa "Missy" Erickson is this month's artist at Unison Bank.

Erickson, who grew up near Glenfield, N.D., has photography on display. She said she has always been interested in photography, but was inspired by her mother and grandmother.

A graduate of Valley City State University with a degree in elementary education, Erickson is employed at Griggs County Central. She and her husband, Corey, live on a farm near McHenry, where she says her favorite photos she has taken are of animals at their farm and scenic sites around the area.

Erickson has had photos published in the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association calendar, North Dakota Water Magazine, Central Livestock calendar and North Dakota Outdoors Magazine.

"Living in North Dakota is truly a blessing," she said. "There are so many beautiful things to see in each day and in each season. I hope you enjoy my photos."