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

Summer Offer Save £15 when ordering any 2 Small Prints, valid through August 2021

June 2021 / Relaunching Creative Carers

Originally founded in 2014, I am relaunching my Creative Carers offer in time for this year's Carers Week, 7-13 June. Directly inspired by my experiences as a Parent Carer struggling to find time for creative projects around my caring responsibilities, I am now able to offer the kind of Creative Coaching and Mentorship I most wish I had had access to earlier on. Please visit Creative Carers online for more information.

June 2021 / Brighton Artists Open Houses at Salon des Sources

I did a lot of mask and soft bag making in 2020, also known as 'therapy by sewing' - creating many one of a kind items now available only through my favourite AOH. So, bring a mask, make use of the hand sanitiser, and follow the one way signs, but otherwise it's beautiful-artist-made business as usual. Link will take you to the Salon des Sources Facebook page if you prefer to browse online and buy by direct message. 

Dec 2020 / Online Interview In Conversation with Silvena Toncheva

After a very VERY quiet 9 months of on again / off again lockdowns, it was a delight to speak to Silvena about our shared love for bright colours and naive art in the dark winter days of last year. Of course, it still being a lockdown kind of year it has taken me until May 2021 to share the link here, but never mind - as the saying goes 'better late than never.' 

Pre-Covid Vlog / Still a WIP Goddess Transformations, work in progress 

E-Gift Certificates and Payment Plans Available Contact me to discuss your art and gift buying ideas 

Post-Covid / Post-Brexit Changes Online workshops added, updating stock, and no more free shipping. For more details please scroll to the bottom of the page ... or skip straight to the browsing and come back for more details later.  

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I now offer online options for all my usual events (workshops, talks, etc) and will restart some in-person workshops early Summer 2021. Please visit my Workshops Page, look me up on Art Experiences, or contact me directly for more information.  


Covid Times and Post Brexit Updates

Stocking the Shopify Shelves

Some stock items are running low, however online inventories are kept up to date so items listed in stock will be fulfilled though it may take a day or two longer for me to get to the post office. And if I'm out of stock of anything you're interested in, drop me an email. I'll be sure to make your order my next priority.

Shipping to Europe

My art is inspired by a European tradition and post-Brexit I continue to ship orders abroad. Please note 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. 

Changes to ALL Shipping Costs

Sadly I am no longer be able to offer free shipping as postage was costing me more than my sales profit. I am now operating a choice of flat standard or express (tracked and signed for) postage at check out based on my average package weight and size and the destination postal address.

Please note that if offered PayPal Express Check Out your postage costs will be calculated after you’ve authorised payment. I suggest working through your order and only choosing your method of payment at the very end when all costs are clear.

I contiue to offer free quotes for shipping original art marked ‘Please Enquire.’ I have successfully shipped world-wide so please get in touch if anything catches your eye.