Artists

Mellisuga [Biography]

Mellisuga

Mel’s love of nature and birds are the main inspiration behind her art. She works from a combination of imagination and photographs of her hummingbird subjects which she captures when visiting family in America. Each bird offering a unique colour and form.

"I'm lucky enough to have family in the States that I visit to view and capture these beautiful birds on film. I love the individual, vibrant colour variations that each Hummingbird offers and the magical quality they possess. It’s always a wonderful challenge to get their bright, colourful bodies across in my work. I find the Hummingbird such a peaceful, pretty creature that needs to be captured on canvas for all to see."

Mel creates her backgrounds using mixed media, she loves the versatility the different paints and materials create.
"I often add gold or copper leaf to my backgrounds, to give them that extra bit of pazazz!….I really have fun adding different layers and texture and colour and it ensures no background ever turns out the same!"

Mel is now settled in rural Norfolk where she loves nothing more than early morning dog walks along the coast before starting her day of painting. Her studio is located within her home where she feels most relaxed and able to get fully enthralled in her next creation.

Bronze Sunset

Mixed Media on Canvas

Dancing Sapphires

Mixed Media on Canvas

Emeralds In Flight I

Mixed Media on Canvas

Emeralds In Flight II

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pink Sapphires

Mixed Media on Canvas

Tiny Dancers

Mixed Media on Canvas

Colourful Commotion

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sapphire Bouquet

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sapphire Jewels III

Mixed Media on Canvas

Aged Copper

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sapphire Jewels II

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Dancing Jewels

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Golden

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Jamboree

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sapphire Jewels

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sapphire Wings

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sapphires In Flight

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Bloom

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Golden Hour

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Turquoise Jewels

Mixed Media on Canvas

Mellisuga

Mel’s love of nature and birds are the main inspiration behind her art. She works from a combination of imagination and photographs of her hummingbird subjects which she captures when visiting family in America. Each bird offering a unique colour and form.

"I'm lucky enough to have family in the States that I visit to view and capture these beautiful birds on film. I love the individual, vibrant colour variations that each Hummingbird offers and the magical quality they possess. It’s always a wonderful challenge to get their bright, colourful bodies across in my work. I find the Hummingbird such a peaceful, pretty creature that needs to be captured on canvas for all to see."

Mel creates her backgrounds using mixed media, she loves the versatility the different paints and materials create.
"I often add gold or copper leaf to my backgrounds, to give them that extra bit of pazazz!….I really have fun adding different layers and texture and colour and it ensures no background ever turns out the same!"

Mel is now settled in rural Norfolk where she loves nothing more than early morning dog walks along the coast before starting her day of painting. Her studio is located within her home where she feels most relaxed and able to get fully enthralled in her next creation.

Address

Montague's Gallery
40 High Street
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire
WD4 9HT

Contact

T: 01923 263311
E: info@montaguesgallery.com

Gallery Manager: Soraya Kashfi

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday:   10am - 5pm

Sunday:                     11am - 4pm

Appointments can be booked outside of gallery hours

Bank Holiday hours may vary

 

© Montague's Gallery 2023

Website by artlook