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Melanie grew up in the Lincolnshire fens. She spent time in Italy before studying Florentine Renaissance art at the Courtauld Institute, London and Fine Art at the School of Art, University of Gloucestershire. She went on to teach Art and History of Art and take up Artist in Residence posts in Cheltenham and Devon before settling in London. Melanie relocated to the Cambridgeshire fens with her young family in 2010 and now works from her studio in Ely. Over her career, Melanie has exhibited in group and solo shows across the UK including at the Jerwood Space, London; Bridgeman Gallery, London; Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London; Jaggedart, London; Thompson's City Gallery, London; Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London; Florence Trust, London; Quercus Gallery, Bath; Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester; Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon; and most recently Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance. Her work is held in corporate and private collections in the UK and overseas and has recently been selected for the National Open Art Competition; the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition; and the John Moores Painting Prize (second round).

Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions

29 August - 22 September: Tree. Bird. Stone. (solo show), Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

4 - 7 October: Newmarket Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art at Badlingham Manor, Suffolk

13 - 31 October: Exhibition with Ashraf Hanna & Felicity Keefe, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

November: Hampshire Autumn Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester

14 - 17 November: Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair, Ely, Cambs.

21 November - 31 December: Winter Collection, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

24 November - 16 December: Christmas Cornucopia, Shipyard Studios, Wivenhoe

1 - 2 December: Christmas Open Studio, Ely CB7
Recent Exhibitions
2018: Cambridge Open Studios (studio number 186), Ely CB7
2018: ’50 Years … a celebration’, The Old Fire Engine House, Ely
2018: 'Beneath the Canopy', Artichoke Gallery, East Sussex
2018: Twist pop-up @ Sinolink Gallery, Oxford
2018: Solo Exhibition, The Old Fire Engine House, Ely
2018: 'Mixed Winter Exhibition', Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2018: 'The Little Picture Show', Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2018: 'Winter', The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2017: Christmas Open Studio, Ely CB7
2017: 'Autumn Show', Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2017: 'The Autumn Collection', Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2017: Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair, Ely, Cambs.
2017: Summer Collection, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2017: Bridgeman Gallery x Culture Label Summer Salon, Palm Tree Gallery, Portobello Road, London
2017: Cambridge Open Studios (studio number 204), Ely CB7
2017: Spring Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
2017: By Shore and Field, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2017: Spring Collection, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2017: Selected Artist (with NOA): ARTROOMS '17, Meliá White House, London
2016: Cornucopia, Shipyard Studios, Wivenhoe
2016: Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair, Ely, Cambs.
2016: Selected Artist: 20th National Open Art Exhibition, Mercers’ Hall, City of London
2016: Goemans - Kiernan - Pack, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2016: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2016: Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge CB25
2016: Inside Out, Shipyard Studios, Wivenhoe
2016: Spring Collection: Gallery Artists, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2015: 12 x 15: The Postcard Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Charlotte St, London
2015: London Illustration Fair, with Bridgeman Gallery and Culture Label
2015: Advent, Babylon Gallery, Ely
2015: Cornucopia, Shipyard Studios, Wivenhoe
2015: Invited Artist: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2015: The Classics: Gallery Artists, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Charlotte Street, London
2015: Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge CB25
2015: Olympia International Art Fair, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2015: Cambridge Open Studios Preview Exhibition, Babylon Gallery, Ely
2015: Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2015: Art Fair East, Norwich
2015: Magna Carta, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Bingham Room, Gray’s Inn, London
2015: 20/21 International Art Fair, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2015: Affordable Art Fair Singapore, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2015: 'Flowers say I ♥ You' - Drawn from Nature, The Gallery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
2015: The Still Point, Quercus Gallery, Bath
2014: Christmas Exhibition: Conway Street, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2014: Advent, Babylon Gallery, Ely
2014: Launch Show: Cambridge Original Printmakers, Pitt Building, Cambridge
2014: Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge CB25
2014: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2014: Art14 Onsite, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Conway Street, London
2013: Summertime, jaggedart, London
2013: Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge CB25
2013: London Original Print Fair, with Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London