Melissa Jackson

Venue – RED ROOM
Cost – Free
Age Group – Families
Time – All Weekend

Melissa Jackson on her work;

My artwork tends to focus on people and also places that I have visited that have a particular resonance for me; it may be that the weather totally transformed the location, or made it appear dismal with overcast skies. This is what inspires me to want to recreate or give an impression of what I have experienced from a day out. I like to have contrasts in my work, particularly the use of tonal values and colour has always been very important to me. I feel my style is continually developing and evolving, and I am most interested in experimenting more with abstraction, because I love colour and the negative shapes that objects make.

I studied Fine Art for three years at my local FE College and that gave me a good grounding in all aspects of Art and Design. I have exhibited once at The Ilfracombe Art Society, and also At the Plough Arts centre Torrington for the ‘Big Draw’ competition in 2011 and recently again in 2012 at the ‘Art for life’ event in conjunction with Children’s Hospice South West. A novel venue to exhibit at was the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Summer Exhibition 2012, where afterwards I donated two paintings for permanent display at the hospital. St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple 2012 and Broomhill Art Hotel, NDA show titled ‘Square Picture Show’ 2012 and this year ‘New year, new work show’ Feb 2013. Most Recently I have exhibited at Exeter Northcott Theatre with DAN from March18th-28th April 2013 and Gloss- Art Gallery Exeter, ‘British Naives’ Exhibition from 9th March to 4th may 2013.

You can find my artwork on the Artists and illustrators Portfolio website at:, you’re welcome to contact me with any commissions for Artwork at ().

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