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Melanie studied Florentine Renaissance art at the Courtauld Institute, London (MA 1995, BA 1993) and Fine Art at the School of Art, University of Gloucestershire (MA 1998). She taught at Cheltenham College before taking up Artist in Residence posts in Devon then London where she lived until relocating to Cambridgeshire in 2010. Across the UK, Melanie has exhibited in group and solo shows including at the Jerwood Space, London; Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London; jaggedart, London; Thompson's City Gallery, London; Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London; the Florence Trust, London; Quercus Gallery, Bath; Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance. Her work is in corporate and private collections in the UK and overseas, and has recently been selected for the National Open Art Competition (2016); invited for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (2015), and selected for second round judging of the John Moores Painting Prize (2014). The Bridgeman Art Library holds images of her work for licensed reproduction. Gallery representation is with Cornwall ContemporaryThe Stratford Gallery and Josie Eastwood Fine Art.

Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions
25 October - 25 November 2017: 'Autumn Show', Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
11 - 25 November 2017: 'The Autumn Collection', Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
Late November 2017 - end February 2018: 'Winter Exhibition', The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
2 - 3 December 2017: Christmas Open Studio, Ely CB7
15 - 16 December 2017: Christmas Market, Soho Farmhouse Members Club with twist art
31 March - 23 June 2018: 'Beneath the Canopy', Artichoke Gallery, East Sussex
4 - 29 April 2018: Solo Exhibition, Lower Gallery - Old Fire Engine House, Ely
5 - 7 May 2018: ‘Art for Cure’, Glemham Hall, Suffolk
July 2018: Cambridge Open Studios, Ely CB7
29 August - 22 September 2018: Solo Show, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
Recent Exhibitions
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