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 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

*Upcoming Event* 31 May - 2 June 2019 Step Up: Exploring Collections Course EXHIBITION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

Read my blog post from the start of the course  Researching the Surrealist Art of West Dean College and the Edwards James Archive

Interview with the Croatian Language School From California, via Croatia, Learning to Paint on Glass, to a Studio and Room of Her Own in Sussex

Key Note Speaker at DSFA / EUFASA Conference A Creative Life Away from Home

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

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


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