Melanie Charles Artist
My mission and vision for my work is to create a smile for my audience. I turn the animals into characters who are welcomed into the home, they are bright and bold and striking and are always a talking point.
I am inspired by my surroundings, the countryside, the farms and the wildlife that I can find right on my doorstep. I love to gather reference photos from the local area, regularly getting invited to farms to take photos, but also I get sent lots of images from my social media followers. I'll try whatever takes my fancy too - it might be a cow one day and a glitter splatted prawn another!
I like to paint on canvas from teeny tiny 10cm squares to giant 5ftx4ft canvases and mainly use acrylic paints. I sometimes add other medium into my paintings, pastels, and charcoal and sometimes add in textures and patterns using printed papers.