I’m happy to be working with new Cambridge-based art and interior design consultant Beau Art Interiors and to include here pictures of her most recent installation and this beautiful passage Beau has written about my work:
The array of artistic techniques that Melanie Goemans utilises so masterfully in her work is driven by her academic grounding in art history and her continued investigation of different mediums. The resulting artwork portrays Goemans’ exceptional technical prowess and her interest in exploring the transient beauty of the everyday that exists in nature and her immediate surroundings.
Melanie Goemans studied Florentine Renaissance art at The Courtauld Institute of Art and Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire, followed by teaching and taking up art residencies in Cheltenham, Devon and London before settling in her current studio in the cathedral city of Ely. The wide, flat fens of the surrounding countryside influence the style and subject matter of her work. The soft, atmospheric tones of her paintings are slowly rendered with broad strokes and delicate brushwork onto a smooth gesso surface. Out of the diffused light, deep shadows or highlights with gold and silver leaf are used by Goemans to define and reflect elements. In this way, she uses age-old materials and techniques in painting and printmaking to create muted, modern depictions of the natural world and to draw us into a timeless one.