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Melissa Hartley

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Melissa Hartley

Born: 1996

Hometown: Harrogate

Based in: London

 

Melissa Hartley is a London based British artist/muralist focusing on 2D image making, graduating BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins 2019.

​Melissa works primarily with paint, while initially interpreting her surroundings with the use of photography. She has always believed that painting is much more beautiful and sublime than a photograph could ever be. Melissa paints to portray emotions through a visual sense, typically using colour as a means to control the energy and direct the eye. She distils geometric abstraction that explores the relationships between space, shape, colour and light. Whilst blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, she describes her work as 'bold yet ethereal’.

Melissa’s work has been shortlisted for the ACS Studio Prize, 2019 and won The People’s Choice for the Hix Award, 2019. Exhibitions and auctions including: Art on a Postcard Auction, for International Women’s Day, London, 2020. The Crossover, The Auction Collective X Motley, London, 2019 and Vibrancy, Brownsword Hepworth, London, 2019.

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Boundaries No.1

Melissa Hartley, United Kingdom

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US$ 350

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About Melissa Hartley


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Colourful, Abstract, Bold


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Rana Begum, Donal Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sarah Morris


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Tape and Acrylic paint


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Trust your own judgement, you have to believe in yourself and your work or no one else will.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Visiting exhibitions and taking lots of photographs of my surroundings

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