Melanie studied at the University of NSW: College of Fine Arts and Macquarie University, Sydney.
She is an accomplished practicing and exhibiting contemporary artist, based in Adelaide – South Australia, and a Secondary Visual Arts teacher at one of South Australia’s leading schools.
Melanie’s original artworks have found homes in the USA, UK, Ireland and across Australia.
2019 SALA Festival – ‘Home’ Exhibition
This year, Melanie’s artwork will be exhibited in the Margaret Preston Gallery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, as part of the Centre for Creative Health. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia and is an annual event held every August. Be sure to visit the Royal Adelaide Hospital and view her wonderful pieces!
2019 Loreto Spring Art Show
After Melanie’s beautiful abstract piece That Was Then sold on opening night in 2018 – her debut year – Melanie will again be taking part in the Loreto SpringART Show featuring pieces available for purchase in this fantastic event that has now been showcasing established and emerging talent for over 30 years!
My abstract paintings are about creating a space for contemplation, room to breathe, to meditate and relax. Often described as lonely, yet created to be a safe place for solitude, peace, stillness and comfort. I seek to offer a place that can stand to be seen over and over, a place to live, not dusty or sleepwalking, but fully alive and present; to see again something new, to be reminded, to be renewed. To hear faint sounds, murmurs and whispers, to travel somewhere and come back safely. Texture, beautiful mistakes and the capturing of light guide the way until my paintings become a place, an offering of safe space, a gift.