The act of creation, colour, texture, paint surface are choices of a free human who has luckily entered a creative process to express moods, fears, thoughts and expression. The gift of art is a precious one. In a present world of forced wage labour, environmental threat, racism and falling wages, the ability and chance to paint is an opportunity I never underestimate. I am so lucky to be even partly in this world. And thank you so much to all who have supported me, bought my work, and who have given me the opportunity to exhibit.

Image: Heady days 40cm X 40cm

Melanie Lazarow is a South African born Naarm resident who works with paint, soft sculpture, installation and intervention. My last solo exhibition was in 2022.