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About Melanie

My life is divided between my home in Newquay, Cornwall and my renovation project - an 18th Century farm - in North Brittany, France.  My inspiration comes from the beautiful beaches, skies and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Scotland. I am a professional artist with BA Hons Degrees in Fine Art and Textile Design.

I gain much of my inspiration from the Cornish landscape - in particular its beaches and the sea.  I love North Cornwall - my paintings often focus on Polzeath, Rock and Padstow.  I'm especially interested in the quality of light and the sense of freedom which these lovely places evoke.

Living next to Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, and walking my dogs there everyday, I began to get interested in the surfers and the shapes of their surfboards against a background of sea and sky.  Over the past few years, I have painted a series of surfer paintings and they are a continuing passion of mine.

Recently I visited the West Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Skye with my husband who is originally from Glasgow. After visiting Scotland earlier this year, I have produced a collection of paintings of Isle of Skye, Arisaig and the West Coast of Scotland.

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