Melodie hailing from Exmouth, Devon. Her career began in the fashion industry, working in Italy as a freelance designer and consultant collaborating with some of Italy’s major brands including Stefanel, Benetton, Replay and La Perla. After 18 years she left the fashion world and set up a new art and design studio, creating collections and illustrations for editorials and children’s books, stationery, ceramics and glass. After a few years, Melodie returned to the UK and went back to school to study fine art at the Art Academy in London. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2013 and 2014 and with the Pastel Society from 2013 to the present. She was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 2017. In 2016 she moved to rural Norfolk, where she now lives with my husband and chocolate labrador George. She is currently working on a series of portraits to exhibit next year. Have a look at the recent video Melodie has made called “Storytime through Portraiture” where she talks about her work and latest project.