A Place to Watch the Veggies Grow
A Place to Watch the Veggies Grow
A Place to Watch the Veggies Grow

A Place to Watch the Veggies Grow

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 Latest piece from the wonderful artist, Melanie Lea.

91cm x 91cm

"A place to Watch the Veggies Grow"

Inspired by the moments you catch between the hard work, where you can sit back and almost hear your garden singing with happiness after a bit of tending to.


I was lucky enough to grow up in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, Queensland, where I had the freedom to escape both physically and emotionally into the trees, creeks and bushland around me. This early immersion in nature helped me to form a deep connection to the natural world which has inspired me to nurture my own block of land and start on a journey into permaculture. My gardens as well as others gardens give me so much joy have been the focus of my recent series of work. 

I haven’t always pursued art as my primary focus, completing a Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Teaching and working in multiple roles within these industries. However the one thing that remained constant throughout this time was a constant pull toward painting and expressing myself through creativity. Over the years there have been times where I have tried to ignore this pull to paint which didn’t really work. It only resulted in feeling that I was moving further away from myself. Finally I could not ignore that fact that I am only the best version of myself when painting is a primary focus in my life and I am now so grateful to be painting and teaching art full time.

I just LOVE colour and am constantly amazed at just how powerful it can be as a tool for self reflection, lifting moods and generating deep thought. I rely heavily on the use of colour in my artworks and give great care and thought into the colour combinations I select for each canvas. I also adore creating landscapes and gardenscapes which are often inspired by everyday moments outside where I can find a glimmer of magic.