Melanie paints as a response to the moods and atmospheres of the landscape, where she aims to convey the fleeting impressions of her surroundings. Her paintings are an interplay of colour and harmonies with the specifics of each subject playing a
supporting role. The beaches of West Wittering and the open skies over the North Downs are recurring themes in her work.
Melanie uses traditional oil paint and texture mediums to build up layers of colour to create her personal interpretations of the unique and transient light effects in the sky and landscape.
Melanie Cambridge has been painting full time for over 30 years and still gets a “buzz” when outside in changing light. The challenge of trying to capture the essence of the scene in front of her, be that with initial sketches or quick oil studies has always provided the starting point for her work.