Melissa Davis is primarily a watercolour painter, depicting animal skulls, weeds, insects, and objects in various states of decay. Washes of colour are used to illustrate the parts of nature that people generally dislike, which is also a big point of interest for her, animals which people are afraid of, considered pests, weeds or ugly. Her paintings are quiet and the mood quite calm, the decay and death may seem mournful but overall, the growth of the plants and colours used creates a balance in mood, a calmness, and for some may completely overshadow the sadness.
Her most recent practice has been exploring dark imagery with peaceful atmospheres using various techniques, including drawing, print, photography and painting. these works primarily show skeletal remains and plants.
From Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, currently based in Derby and Leicester
Fine Art, De Montfort University 2019 – current
Photography at Thomas Alleyne’s 6th Form, 2016 – 2018
Art and Design at Thomas Alleyne’s 6th Form, 2016 – 2018
Psychology at Thomas Alleyne’s 6th Form, 2016 – 2018
various comissions and work sold into private UK collections