Latest piece from the wonderful artist, Melanie Lea.
60.5cm x 76cm
- Acrylic on stretched canvas.
- Varnish coat applied.
- Hanger wire attached
"The Last Warmth"
As the sun set, it cast its vibrant burnt orange light into the clouds, keeping the last of the afternoon warmth. The breeze on my skin a mixture of crisp night air and delicious golden warmth.
* Please note the painting will be sent to you directly from the artist Melanie Lea. We will be touch with tracking number as soon as she has sent it*
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.