Su Melville

New Longton, Lancashire

A passionate animal artist I adore painting in pastels.

I love to pass on my passion and teach workshops in the UK on how to use pastels with Velour paper - a favourite of mine!

I have attended many courses but started as a self taught artist - and by 'self' taught I mean painting with my Grandmother and Mother who's styles are very different to my own, which makes it so much fun.

Taking commissions is a great way to work on lots of different animals, I am very fortunate to have painted all over the world with commissions coming from as far as Australia and the USA.

Having spent over 25 years in the corporate world as a qualified accountant I am very passionate about mental wellbeing and how creativity and art can really help reduce stress!
I have curated a number of 'Lunch and Learn' kits which I take into companies as part of their wellbeing programs - these are fun workshops designed to be completed in an hour and are a fantastic way to team build, de-stress and reignite a love for art (we all loved to colour-in as kids and that is art!).

You can see my work at exhibitions across the UK, keep an eye on my social media for announcements on where I am exhibiting!

Media

Acrylics, Pastel, Pastel Pencil

Subjects

Abstract, Animal, Animal or Wildlife, Artist's Photo: You Paint It, Pastel, Wildlife

Favoured Products & Brands

Senilier soft pastels, Unison soft pastels, Faber Castle pastel pencils, Senilier Oils.

Awards

2014 AAA annual exhibition Domestic Animal category winner.

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