Melanie Harrison is an artist based in Aberdeenshire, where she lives with her husband and young son. She takes her inspiration from local scenery and places she has visited, as well as people she meets, to create oil paintings of landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still life. She prefers the vibrancy of painting outdoors (or “en plein air” as it is also known) whenever possible but she also enjoys balancing this with the calmer process of creating work in her studio. She hopes to convey to the viewer her love of the subject matter she paints and the delight she feels in painting.
Having trained and worked as a lawyer for ten years, Melanie left her legal career when her son was born and has been working as an artist for the last four years. Although mostly self-taught, she enjoys interacting with other artists and has attended workshops with leading international artists over the last few years.