Born in Christchurch, NZ, Melissa now resides in Wanaka where she produces 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, her latest body of work has colourful Pop leanings combined with classic graphite portraiture. Expressive characters - each portraying opinion and emotion. Through bold colour palettes and the interplay of expressions we can forge avenues of communication between these characters and our imaginations.