Studio Visit: Melanie Valentine

The Art Edit team takes a look inside the studio.

Driven by a pursuit of active stillness – the point at which doing and being converge – painter and ceramicist Melanie Valentine’s work seeks to draw our attention to the moment the ordinary inspires us to take a second look. She works on Bundjalung Country, Arakwal.

“My home studio is located in the Northern Rivers of NSW but the real magic happens when I paint outdoors. I love working en plein air because it forces a sense of urgency upon me that adds a real dynamism to my work.”

Featured image above: artist Melanie Valentine. Photo: Monica Buscarino. Courtesy: the artist.

Featured image below: Melanie Valentine, Arid night garden. Gouache and mixed media on watercolour paper, 29.5 x 21cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Artworks for sale by Melanie Valentine

More Studio Visits from issue #29

Studio Visit: Kate Owen

The Art Edit team takes a look inside the studio.

Studio Visit: Betty Kuntiwa Pumani

The Art Edit team takes a look inside the studio.

Studio Visit: Melanie Valentine

The Art Edit team takes a look inside the studio.