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Melissa Wishart

Melissa was born in Bermuda and lived there until she was seven. When

she was 18 and working in London, Melissa attended St Martins School of Art part time and whilst studying for her honours degree at Edinburgh University she also attended Edinburgh College of Art part-time.
Melissa's early career was as a documentary film-maker for television to create large scale video projections in theatre and site specific settings for artists, dancers and actors. During this time she continued to paint and as success grew for her paintings through group exhibitions, her time became more focussed around oil painting.
Melissa loves light, water, life, skies, landscapes, the sea in all its moods and the human body. Portraiture allows her to explore different emotions, energies, atmospheres and elements.

Her approach is fairly loose and her method explorative, although a strong drawing background underlies it. A connection is made with the subject matter and therefore she finds working "en-plein air" can often prove most fruitful and incisive as the observation and connection is direct.
Some of Melissa's sources of inspiration are the works of Turner, Rembrandt, Seago, Singer-Sergeant, many Scottish colourists and artists from other media. Melissa works in all media with a strong oil painting track record.
She predominantly paints in oils, acrylics, watercolour and also enjoys pen and wash sketching. Some work she produces includes mixed media. She is very engaging, funny and a knowledgable tutor.

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Exmoor Valleys, Quaint Cottages & Harbour Scenes

Melissa Wishart

Exmoor Valleys, Quaint Cottages & Harbour Scenes

Double Occupancy £750

Single Occupancy £795

Non-Painter £525

Dates : 10th - 14th July

Media : Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils

Type : Location

Paint with Melissa Wishart in Exmoor and the stunning North Devon

Coast, where you will paint cascading rivers, moorland valleys, harbours and coastal scenes.