Melissa Gee

Melissa Gee

Melissa is based in the heart of the National Forest in the UK.

Her preferred medium is oil paints, which she uses with a brush and a palette knife to create colourful paintings with form and texture, occasionally adding other materials such as gold leaf to create an added dimension to her work.

Melissa takes inspiration from the natural world and her aim is to explore the innate connectedness of all life on earth – humans, animals, plants, the earth itself – and to inspire a love of the natural world and our place in it through art.

Making the shift to professional artist in 2019, Melissa’s achievements so far is being awarded 7th place in the Light Space Time Gallery worldwide ‘Created in Isolation’ competition with her painting entitled ‘Confined’. She was also awarded a Special Merit in the same gallery’s ‘Animals’ worldwide competition for her painting of a jaguar entitled ‘Prowl’.

She was very excited that her painting of an egret entitled ‘Between Realms’ was selected as a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards 2021, and sold within 24 hours of the exhibition opening.

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