Mel is a self-taught artist from a family of painters, whose vivid seascapes capture the shifting moods of the sea and the shore. She takes her inspiration from the diverse coastline of the south-east coast of Tasmania, using painting knife to explore the many colours and textures. Mel’s work reflects her fascination with the intense patterns of Tasmanian weather and its effects on shaping the coastal environment, and in turn the lives of the people who live by the sea.
Mel’s current home studio is based on a farm at Dunalley, south-east Tasmania.
Mel is a member artist of the cooperative run Inka Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania.
Fragments – Aug/Sep 2016 – Inka Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
Periphery - Oct/Nov 2015 – Inka Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
Here and There - Jan/Feb 2014 – The Asylum, Port Arthur Historic Site
Elemental Viewpoints (Pair) Mar/Apr/May 2016 – Dunalley Waterfront Café, Dunalley
Southern Exposure (Group) Feb/Mar 2016 – Forestvale Design Centre, Bruny Island
Northern Exposure (Group) Feb/Mar 2016 – The Mill Providore & Gallery, Launceston
Three Sheets to the Wind (Group) Nov 2015 – Derwent Sailing Squadron, Hobart
Pawenya/Tasmanian Spring (Group) Sep 2015 – Inka Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
Art in the Attic (Group) Jul 2015 – Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre