Mel is a self-taught artist living on the beautiful South Coast of Cornwall near the Helford River.
Inspired by the earth, ocean and animal kingdom her work portrays not only the beauty of the wild but also that which surrounds us daily, including the animals that share our everyday lives and are closest to our hearts.
Passionate about the environment and conservation of our amazing world she is a member many conservation projects especially those relating to the ocean. Her interest in ocean myths and legends, particularly those of Cornwall are expressed in her paintings and sculpture as well as her inlay tiles.
This website displays the three main aspects of her work. ‘Animal Spirit’ – close up, detailed animal portrait paintings in Gouache. ‘Alchemy Tiles’ – ceramic inlay tiles capturing poetry and inspiring quotes with beautiful images. ‘Sculpture & Paintings’ – Mainly Raku fired ceramics and sculpture and silhouette paintings inspired by oceanic myths and legends.