It’s hard not to be endlessly inspired by the rolling coastal scenery, crashing waves and holiday lifestyle that Cornwall has to offer, but to be able to capture all of this in such a way that not only does it justice, but also encapsulates that unique sense of home that so many speak of when visiting us here in St Mawes, is something quite remarkable.
Melanie Mcdonald treads the line between representational and abstract depictions of this incredible part of the world (and some of her other favourites too!) with a delicate balance of colour, texture and light that brings to life some of her own, personal seaside memories and somehow perfectly places the endless skies and shimmering waters of the Cornish coast on canvas.
"Whilst walking on the beach, I watch the colours of the sea and sky change. I take hundreds of photographs and then I translate the images I've seen through my camera lens onto the canvas; the photos are just a starting point - instinct and my imagination soon take over and I am painting from memory." Melanie Mcdonald