Melissa Gee Art
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 biggest achievement to date 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’.
She is very excited that her painting of an egret entitled ‘Between Realms’ has been selected as a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards, the winners to be announced on 25th May 2021. Watch this space!
Melissa’s work is available online with larger pieces on her Artmajeur.com gallery page and smaller pieces to be found at her Etsy store. Links to both 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.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
May 2021 Finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards
August 2020 Special Merit given to my 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 my painting entitled ‘Confined’