Melanie is a South African born, Melbourne based artist, who predominately uses intersecting shapes and colours to pose a question about our love of art, and our love of our planet. She paints with gouache, watercolour acrylic and sometimes oil, to build worlds in universes.
In a time of Covid crisis, and environmental destruction, she found it comforting to paint the detail of pattern, texture and line. Her art comes from the conviction that our only hope of saving our planet is if we begin to have different feelings about it, her art embodies these feelings. Her painting is a a slow enchantment of the amazing improbability of life the unique intersections of colour and shape both in abstract and sometimes as she records walks in the night. She hopes viewers will be exhilarated by the challenges we face and what might yet become possible. Briefly, we need to fall in love again, but this time with a non-destructive future,