Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Melissa discovered her passion for realism at an early age, exploring with acrylics, sketches and moving into a more ‘Pop Art’ style during her early twenties.
Initially Melissa’s painting style used the dry brush technique, with acrylic paint. However, this was superseded in later years, with mentoring from New Zealand based artist Michael Mischewski, as she explored with oil paints, giving better depth of colour and flexibility in her work.
Melissa then moved to England for five years, completing two exhibitions and winning ‘Most Popular Painting Award’ in 2002. She also worked extensively on international commissions, before returning home to New Zealand on larger collections.
Since then, her reputation as one of New Zealand’s most talented female artists has flourished. She has featured in several high profile publications including Her Magazine, Homestyle Magazine and Nightline.
Theses gorgeous Fantail prints are from her latest NZ inspired print series.
Acrylic and graphite on paper
The first in a series of 3 different fantails features a single bird perched on the left side of a delicate china cup.
The second in a series of 3 different fantails features a pair of fantails perched on top of a stack of delicate china cups.
The third in a series of 3 different fantails features a single bird perched on the right side of a delicate china cup, tail splayed open wide.
This product is Made in NZ