PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUI TURK
“An artist should express a vision of colour, the harmony of which corresponds to his (her) feeling" - Matisse
Melinda Marshman is an artist currently living and working in Sydney, recognized for her spare and reductive style, whose painting practice reflects her unique way of seeing things. After initial 'conversations' with nature, unnecessary detail is filtered out in the studio to express sensory memory and the joy which she feels within the landscape.
‘It is the ever changing hues, shapes, silhouettes and light in nature that are endlessly inspiring.’
In 2014 Melinda graduated from the National Art School with Honours. Melinda has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the NG Creative Residency, Provence (2018), The Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Studio Residency, Cite Internationale Des Artes (2015), The Ravenswood Womans Art Prize (2018 and 2017), The Chippendale World Art Prize (2017), The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, semi-finalist (2014), The Robin Gibson Gallery New Talent Award (2013) and The Mosman Art Prize (2011). Her work is held in private collections and the National Art School collection.