“An artist should express a vision of colour, the harmony of which corresponds to his (her) feeling" - Matisse
Melinda Marshman is an Australian figurative oil painter who lives in Sydney. The natural environment is the inspiration for her reductive and intimate paintings. 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, and was awarded the Storrier Onslow Paris Studio Residency which she undertook for three months at the Cite International des Arts, in 2015. She has been a finalist in the Ravenswood Womens Art Prize in both 2017 and 2018, and the Chippendale World Art Residency Prize in 2017. Previously she has also been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.