Winning, Melanie

I feel very lucky to have been able to make a living as an artist. I have worked with some amazing people at the most brilliant places in the world, including The V&A in London and The Royal Opera House. London has shaped me as an artist and I will always be grateful for that. I’m a magpie with my creativity, I make work on subjects close to my heart, usually dark in nature with a humorous twist, I would say I am a feminist, gently political, Pop Artist. I use reclaim in my work, I love it, it adds a certain cool quirkiness and helps to tell a story. It can be lighting up vintage mannequins, making old clocks into lamps, using skulls and bones, painting over used canvas and using beautiful old frames. I paint photograph and use digital techniques. I have been a featured artist in Reclaim Magazine twice and exhibited at the Medici Gallery in London Cork Street. I am also one half of Mel & Marcel with my musician husband, writing, performing and recording our original songs on taboo subjects, with projected visuals of films and artworks.
Instagram:  @melsartlamps