I have been painting for over 30 years and I have been creative for most of my life. I like to communicate visually. My art aims to connect.
I have always been creative and I cannot remember the first time or the first piece of art that I made. I struggled with learning how to talk and I developed stutters and stammers, which led me to having speech therapy, whilst at school. Visual creativity was my way to communicate.
I am a kinesthetic learner, which means that I learn best through experience. I learnt earlier on, that my creativity came from how I felt rather than what I see.
At college, I studied fine art specialising in impressionism. I graduated in the Northwest of England, with a BA Hons in design.
In the last 20 years, I have had been struggling with my physical and mental health. Going through life, I have learnt and practiced meditation to be more aware and mindful, this informs my current art practice.
In the last 20 years I have been exhibiting and showing my art. In the last 10 years I have had solo exhibitions. In the last 5 years, I have moved from showing locally, to showing nationally and in the last 2 years, I have been showing internationally. This year 2022, I have been awarded 2 international awards, one in May and one in June.
I am an international multi-award winning, inter-disciplinary artist.
Brought up in inner city London, he is an artist who is from a migrant background, who has chronic illness and is a married gay man, in a multi-cultural relationship. He has often been bullied both as a child and as an adult.
Through all this, creativity was his solace and strength. When he was younger, he was always being creative. He continues to seek refuge and freedom in his creativity.
He was a Royal Society of Arts finalist and graduated with an Honous degree.
Mel paints directly on to canvas. This gives his work a visceral quality. His work straddles the line between abstract and representational, having a range of different visual styles, while maintaining a unified language of colour, line, and texture, which makes it both unique and recognisable.