Melanie Max
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Portfolios

Becoming Light

This series will feature alongside other new work in my open studio this year.

In Praise of Light

A selection of paintings from my long running series called In Praise of Lights

Rhapsody in Lights

Orchestra of Lights

A couple of paintings from my series called Orchestra of Lights. The focus is on the sky and a slip of its reflection on the water below.

My Events

Winter Open Studio in Chesterton
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 24 2019. Also includes Sat Nov 23 2019, Sun Nov 24 2019.
23 Nov 2019 - 11:30 to 18:00
Melanie Max & Neil Warmsley are showing in Chesterton this winter.
Winter Open Studio in Chesterton
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MELANIE MAX CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO & EXHIBITION
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 22 2015.
21 Nov 2015 - 10:30 to 17:00
Pop in this weekend to see my new studio and recent work in the Upstairs Studio & Gallery above the Handmade Hotspot in Ely.
MELANIE MAX CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO & EXHIBITION
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July Open Studios

News

EXHIBITION SPACE AVAILABLE IN CHESTERTON
3D Artist Wanted
EXHIBITION SPACE AVAILABLE IN CHESTERTON
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MELANIE MAX SRING SHOW 2/3 & 9/10 APRIL
The show will feature my new work Tidal Lights. Tidal Lights are influenced by two events that happened in February.  A trip to Tresco in the Scilly Isles and the amazing nacreous clouds or mother of pearl clouds that appeared one morning early in the month over the uk. 
MELANIE MAX SRING SHOW 2/3 & 9/10 APRIL
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MELANIE MAX CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO & EXHIBITION
Pop in this weekend to see my new studio and recent work in the Upstairs Studio & Gallery above the Handmade Hotspot in Ely.
MELANIE MAX CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO & EXHIBITION
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seascape & landscape oil paintings
Atmospheric, semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes, inspired by the UK coast.
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I think of my expressive and abstract paintings as found landscapes and as visual journeys. They evolve on the canvas and the focus of the paintings gradually comes into view.

I attempt to create in my paintings a similar experience to an unfamiliar landscape being looked at for the first time, an uncertainty of what lies ahead, the puzzle that we undertake in trying to identify what belongs to the sky, what is the sea, what is the land and at what point they all meet. I welcome accident and ambiguity in my paintings. This active consideration of the paintings illusion to space, keeps it alive and active and being open to reinterpretation.

I love the Uk coast and especially drawn to the endless beaches of the Norfolk coast that at low tide reflect the huge skies in its wet sand and pools. its beaches are like massive canvases painted on by the clouds and the sea.

I was born in Cornwall, brought up in Devon, studied in London graduating from Chelsea School of art in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture, I now paint, preferring its intimacy and immediacy of expression. I have exhibit nationally and my studio is aboard my narrowboat on the River Great Ouse.

My "PORTFOLIOS" contain many paintings from previous years, to see examples of work from each series, click on the "PORTFOLIOS" heading and then use the + and - to navigate to them.