Melanie Ellery is a visual artist based in Vancouver Canada. As a young child her love of making art was evident and her talent came naturally.
Her background includes a diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College and she has more than 20 years experience working in graphic design and art direction in small design houses to large international advertising agencies.
Melanie’s abstract paintings are largely inspired by nature, growth and the intergal part they play in our sense of connection to the earth.
“I let my work emerge spontaneously and organically. Pattern and colour feature strongly in my painting. The work develops, evolves and most often than not, completely changes direction to something radically different than where it started. I like to say, ‘my paintings live a few lives’. I aspire to make art that is uplifting and joyful.”