welcome to the online studio of Mel Cross

Hello and welcome to my online studio…

My current exhibition is ‘Visionary Heads’ at The Wilson – Cheltenham, featuring work by myself and Mark Youd.  This exhibition explores the possibilities of portrait and what lays behind and beyond the physical human form.  Exhibition runs from the 13th January 2018 to 25th February 2018…

Artists Q & A – Thursday 25th February 2018 – The Wilson, Cheltenham

Mark and I will be entering into lively discussion about our work, our approaches to creating, and how each of us seeks to express what lays behind, within, and beyond, the physical human form.  Hosted by The Wilson Assistant Producer of Exhibitions, Jennifer Gleadell

Doors open 5.30pm   Discussion takes place 6.00pm-7.00pm

Do hope you can join us!

Much love to you all…

Mel

‘Always hungry, always searching, always seeking to express my experience of life…’

Visionary Heads Exhibition - Mel Cross & Mark Youd 

Creativity, Spirituality and Surrender

Creativity, Spirituality and Surrender

Moment by moment creative potential sits poised, ready to be brought into the physical.
Infinite potential; infinite possibilities.

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Behind the line

Behind the line

A selection of monochrome sketches, etchings and paintings which look at the sketchbook of thoughts and ideas that inform my practice.
“Behind every image there is an idea, a thought, a concept. There is experimentation, frustration, failure and success.
And then, a pure moment, when something is captured deliciously in a word, a brush stroke, a line…”

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Being Human

Being Human

Behind our physical form we are layer upon layer of emotion and experience. The ‘Being Human’ series captures an emotion from a single moment in time, in a raw and unedited way. Each piece emerges without conscious intent using colour and simplicity of line to stir and connect to the viewer. It evolves through its own energy, its own momentum, with its own voice.

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Resonance – Series 1

Resonance – Series 1

Memories hang delicately between time; between form. These are captured intuitively in charcoal within St Mary’s Church, Painswick, photographed immediately, then rebuilt, layer by layer. From memory, into form.

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