photo credit Rob Mills 2019

photo credit Rob Mills 2019

photo credit Rob Mills 2019

photo credit Rob Mills 2019

Melanie grew up in the Lincolnshire fens, spending time in Italy before studying master’s degrees in Florentine Renaissance art followed by Fine Art (BA and MA Courtauld Institute of Art; MA Cheltenham School of Art). After a series of residencies and teaching posts, she relocated from London to the Cambridgeshire fens and now works from her studio in central 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; Florence Trust, London; Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester; Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon; 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).