-Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Melissa now resides in Wanaka where she works full-time as an artist from her home studio producing new works in oil, graphite, and watercolour.
Over her career she has become known for her stunning portraiture works - however variety is where her passion lies! This finds her taking her established skills into new areas such as capturing the majestic Southern Otago landscape, working on commissions for international clients, and writing and illustrating a range of children’s books, and creating abstract and minimalism artworks as well as New Zealand inspired collections.
Her latest body of work lets her explore the freedom of a palette knife, with detailed mark making overlays. The NZ Art Show allows New Work to be explored and refined, a greater audience for new and interesting channels.
For more information or to explore Melissa’s imaginative and varied collection of artwork. Please visit www.melissasharplin.com