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Stroud,Gloucestershire, England, UK


A little bit about

Melanie Cormack-Hicks

 Fine Artist

Creating exciting, evocative landscapes and seascapes....


Being present is the most important part of my process. It allows me to feel the landscape and translate that feeling into paint. All of my paintings are inspired by working in the landscape, sketches are made on location, plein air paintings are produced and many hours are spent just observing, not only what I see, but also how I feel.



Every painting has its own narrative, but it does not aim to tell you a story. Instead, I relish the idea that you will find your own.



Beginnings ...My first artistic memory is getting praised in infant school for my short story. However, it was not the story everyone liked but my illustration of a blue bird sitting in a tree. I always loved art, but was never convinced I was any good at it. That's what led me into teaching. I was on a mission to prove that everyone can enjoy art, its not about ability, its all about creativity. So with a Fine Art Painting Degree from Cheltenham under my belt that's what I did for 20 wonderful years. 

After so many years teaching in secondary school my creative itch to paint came back and I found my own creativity had grown. My dream was to have my own solo show and then I got offered one! At Chapel Arts in Cheltenham, so here I am ..... 

I am represented by Marine House Gallery. As well as having a permanent collection in their gallery in Devon, they also exhibit my work internationally at AAF Singapore and AAF Hong Kong. In addition to this London's AAF Hampstead and Battersea. As well as  at the Fresh Art Fair's in Ascot and Cheltenham.



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