Reverse Oil Paintings by Melanie Hodge

I am an American-born, British-based artist living in West Sussex. I paint in oils on glass in a reverse technique I was introduced to while living in Croatia. I balance my art practice with caring for my two children, one of whom has Autism. My work fits within naïve, outsider, and folk art traditions. I became a member of the Association of British Naïve Artists in 2016 and in 2018 joined Outside In. My art plays an essential role in maintaining my mental wellbeing, it is both my escape from the world and my strength within it. 

News & Updates

Blog A Bloomsbury Retreat - Developing my Sussex Series

Vlog Goddess Transformations, work in progress 

For family reasons I have had to pause all workshops until Spring 2021 dependent on the developing Covid situation. Please visit my Art Experiences listing for more information on my pre-Covid offering or contact me directly for more information.  


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Due to the ongoing pandemic stock levels of some items are very low. I will try to keep my shop inventory up to date so any order you make can be fulfilled. Should you be interested in out of stock items please contact me for estimated arrival dates of new stock. Please note shipping and delivery times may take longer. Many thanks for your understanding and may you stay well and healthy despite these uncertain times.


My art has been inspired by a European tradition and post-Brexit I continue to ship print and card orders abroad. Please note that charges on arrival (ie import or customs fees applied by the destination country) are at the buyer's cost and will vary according to country and value of your order. For original work, I continue to offer free shipping quotes on enquiry.