Inspired by Behind the Lines: Melanie Wright
Cotswolds based artist Melanie Wright is known for her
portrayal of equine and landscape subjects and her talent
for capturing atmosphere, action, speed and quality of light.
Along with a keen eye for true representation, she brings a
highly individual vision to her paintings and drawings.
Working in oils, pastels and watercolour, Melanie also paints
portraits to commission. She shows her paintings and
drawings at galleries throughout the United Kingdom and
examples of her work can also be found in private collections
in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Melanie studied portraiture and life painting to postgraduate
level at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in London, and
History of Art, with an emphasis on Modern British Painting,
at Christie’s Education.
She grew up in the North Yorkshire Dales where she spent
much of her childhood riding, handling and studying horses
and observing and absorbing the landscape.