Melissa was born in Sydney in 1970; she grew up in the mid-north coast and now resides in Port Stephens. Melissa studied and worked as a graphic designer for most of her adult life and then pushed further into fin art completing her Advanced Diploma in Visual Art with a focus on sculpture and painting.
Her work has been exhibited in local galleries over the last few years with favourable reviews.
Sculptures in ambiguous figurative forms are an important part of her art practice. Materials include bronze, plaster and found objects. Her focus is currently on figurative resin sculpture.
- Aug 2011 Front Room Gallery oil painting and works on paper
- 2012 Small: Matters of Time Back to back Gallery
- 2012 Raymond Terrace Art Show
- 2012 September Front Room Gallery
- 2012 Winner ‘Waste Not’ Competition Honeysuckle
- 2013 TAFE Upstairs Gallery, The Rabbit Show
- 2013 Small: The Birds and the Bees, Back to Back Gallery
- 2013 Seascape and Beyond, Merewether Surf Club
- 2013 Emerging Artist Exhibition at Newcastle Art Space
- 2013 Tea Gardens Art Show
- 2013 TAFE Upstairs Gallery, Fresh
- 2014 Emerging Artist Exhibition at Newcastle Art Space
Highly Commended Sculpture
- 2014 Water Women, Eden Art Space
- 2015 CStudios On Curious Ground,
- 2019 Emerging Artist Exhibition at Newcastle Art Space