Underneath the Light
In the Light of Shadows
A selection of paintings from my series In the Light of Shadows.
In Praise of Light
Rhapsody in Lights
Symphony of Lights
Orchestra of Lights
July Open Studios
I try to create in my paintings a similar experience to an unfamiliar landscape being looked at for the first time, an excitement and uncertainty for what lies ahead, the puzzle that we undertake in trying to identify what belongs to the sky, water, land and at what point they all meet.
I like my paintings to have an element of ambiguity. I like the eye to float around the surface trying to make sense of the transitions, colours and shapes and their relationships to each other. When one approach to understanding the painting has been discounted another visual exploration of the surface is sort for an explanation. This active consideration of the paintings illusion to space, keeps it alive and active and being open to reinterpretation.
Melanie studied at Chelsea School of Art leaving with a BA (hons) in Sculpture. She now paints, preferring its intimacy and immediacy of expression.
Details of future exhibitions can be found on her website www.melaniemax.co.uk