Helen Melia


Self-taught, having started quite late in life! After a lifetime of doodling and drawing, and with my family nearly off my hands and now only working part-time, I took the plunge in early 2015 and went on an acrylics painting course in Italy. Since then I have been painting in every available minute, trying to learn how to capture light and colour from the various landscapes that have inspired me. I long to paint people, as I can draw them reasonably well, but find it monumentally difficult! Spare time is spent reading about artists and looking at their work; I look forward to developing my own style along the way.