Melissa Gee Art
Bringing joy and colour to canvas
All About Melissa Gee
Melissa is based in the heart of the National Forest in the UK.
Her preferred medium is oil paints, which she uses with a brush and a palette knife to create colourful paintings with form and texture, occasionally adding other materials such as gold leaf to create an added dimension to her work.
Melissa takes inspiration from the natural world and her aim is to explore the innate connectedness of all life on earth – humans, animals, plants, the earth itself – and to inspire a love of the natural world and our place in it through art.
Making the shift to professional artist in 2019, Melissa’s achievements so far is being awarded 7th place in the Light Space Time Gallery worldwide ‘Created in Isolation’ competition with her painting entitled ‘Confined’. She was also awarded a Special Merit in the same gallery’s ‘Animals’ worldwide competition for her painting of a jaguar entitled ‘Prowl’.
Her semi abstract painting of an egret entitled ‘Between Realms’ was selected as a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards 2021, and sold within 24 hours of the exhibition opening.
Melissa is currently represented by The Courtyard Fine Art Lounge in Lichfield, Staffordshire (thecourtyardfineartlounge.co.uk). Please contact Amanda Shaw for enquiries.
Currently available work can be found on her Artmajeur.com gallery page, a link to which can be found below. New artworks are being added all the time, although for brand new paintings hot off the easel, check out her Instagram page @melissagee_art where she posts work in progress and new work a few times a week.
Smaller pieces are available on Melissa’s Etsy store - please follow the link below.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
May 2021 Finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards
August 2020 Special Merit given to her painting entitled ‘Prowl’ in the Light Space Time Gallery ‘Animals’ exhibition
May 2020 7th Place in the Light Space Time Gallery ‘Created in Isolation’ exhibition with her painting entitled ‘Confined’