Surrey based artist, Melanie Cambridge, has painted outdoors from life for most of her artistic career, believing this to be at the very heart of landscape painting.
She aims to capture the transient moods of the landscape in all seasons and the fleeting effects of light, especially where it sparkles on water. In order to do this she paints on locations all year around, often using her own boat as a second studio during the Summer months. Thames views and the River Wey are favourite local subjects. The Cornish coastline being her other favourite location, particulary around St Austell and the lovely beach at Polkerris.
As a tutor, Melanie is a regular visitor to Art Groups around the South East giving demonstrations and running workshops as well as hosting painting holidays for individuals.
Her fourth art instruction book for Collins was published in early 2010.