Towards the end of the Outside In Step Up course I participated in over the spring and summer of 2019, I was interviewed about my hopes and experiences during the course. Read the full interview here See photos of the exhibition including work by all course participants here Book tickets to an evening of artist talks at West Dean on 8 October here
"From California, via Croatia, Learning to Paint on Glass, to a Studio and Room of Her Own in Sussex"
Melanie at the Galerija Ivan Generalić, Croatia * Interview with the Croatian Language School * I recently spoke to the London-based Croatian Language School about my time in Croatia, learning Croatian, and how I started painting on glass. Even if you already know the story, I'll never tire of telling it :) * Read the full interview here.
Another article about the Outside In Share Art event in Fabrica earlier this month, this time by one of my fellow Outside In presenters - Annabel Wyatt. SHARE ART WITH OUTSIDE IN AT FABRICA GALLERY BRIGHTON The entire article is worth a read, though I'll be honest, my favourite bit is where she describes my work as "magic folk art." I'll be putting that on my business cards :)
On the 20th October I was one of 10 Outside In Artists to speak about our art at Fabrica Gallery. Please follow the link below to read a blog post about the event by Outside In's Communications Coordinator, Laura Miles. The blog post includes a slide show at the end, showing each presenter with their work. I loved being a part of this event, though my parent/caring duties meant that I had to leave early. Being able to catch up on what I missed makes this blog post of my favourite things. https://outsideinpallant.wordpress.com/…/share-art-puts-th…/
I unexpectedly became a published author this summer when an invitation to write a sentence or two for the ABNA summer exhibition catalog became ... An Introduction to Naïve Art Naïve art is often easy to identify and yet it can be almost impossible to define even for naïve artists themselves, after all if we could use words none of us would be painters. So, being asked to write an introduction to this year’s ABNA Summer Exhibition catalogue is a bit like being asked a child’s riddle, one which has both no obvious answer and more possible answers than seems quite fair. This is...