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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 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

1 - 8 December: Christmas Show, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester

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

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

8 December - 31 January 2019: Winter Exhibition, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

Recent Exhibitions

2018: Christmas Open Studio, Ely CB7

2018: Hampshire Show Autumn, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester

2018: Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair, Ely, Cambs.

2018: ‘In All Line of Order’, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

2018: Newmarket Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art at Badlingham Manor, Suffolk

2018: Cambridge Art Fair with Beau Art Interiors, Cambs.

2018: Tree. Bird. Stone. (solo show), Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance

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 Art 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