I primarily work with print, utilizing traditional and new technologies. My work has always referenced aspects of the landscape and in particular the shifts in the landscape that have occurred as a consequence of climatic changes. The imagery is often drawn from a personal response to specific environments, some as immediate as the home garden in order to ‘touch ground’ and affirm a sense of alignment, to more distant and isolated places, such as the islands of Bass Strait and beyond.
Melissa currently lives and works in Launceston, balancing her roles with Arts Tasmania as a Roving Curator and Program Officer for Public Art, with her arts practice. She has exhibited widely and her work is represented in Corporate, Tertiary, College and Private collections in Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Australia and Regional Galleries in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.