About Me

My name is Melanie. 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 I joined Outside In. My art plays an essential role in maintaining my mental health and wellbeing. My paintings are both my escape from the world and my strength within it. 

News & Updates

My Blog Post for Outside In OI Ambassador Training: Making More Things Possible

Gift an Experience Book an immersive 1-day workshop in my home studio via Art Experiences 

Brighton Artists Open Houses May 2019 Find me at Salon des Sources

Crowdfunding Campaign *Closed December 2018* Giving Laila the Gift of Colours 


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