Melissa always carry a sketchbook to try to capture moments of life around, taking inspiration from her surroundings in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, and the creatures we share this world with.
She enjoys exploring and playing with a wide variety of mediums and processes, working across several disciplines in her developing art practice. Sculpting in wire is a main focus, creating sculptures for both indoors and larger pieces for garden settings. Alongside this she is a printmaker, mainly monoprints and artworks using her handmade papers.
The individual outcomes of using different materials and techniques is exciting and challenging, as often the spirit of the piece finds its own voice through the process.
Melissa also makes quirky bracelets, brooches and earrings, made from found objects (such as seaglass) and buttons destined for landfill. Each piece is unique.
She has taken part in exhibitions across the UK, and has work in collections in Britain, Europe, the USA and New Zealand.