Mellissa Read-Devine

Paintings, Printmaking, Commissions, Tuition, Licensing

ABOUT

Mellissa was born in England in the 1960s and as a child emigrated to Australia with her family. She has studied & practiced printmaking and painting continuously since the mid ‘90s and is a recipient of many prizes and awards. Her sought after works are part of many private and public collections around the world.

Living in rural Sydney overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Mellissa’s work ranges between vibrant interpretations of her local landscape to intricate wood & linocuts. Her combination of quirkiness and calm blend to create works with a strong spiritual base. Mellissa is an Associate of the Royal Art Society NSW.
"It is easy to be captivated by the powerful immediacy and extraordinary colour emerging from Mellissa’s paintings on a purely aesthetic level. They are visually spectacular and invite the viewer to search for further harmony and empathy with the natural landscape. She brings the natural landscape and birds of Australia to life with her original, spontaneous and vibrant paintings."
                             
                            Robyn Williams, Purple Noon Gallery NSW

C.V.

      
Exhibitions (selected)
2018
Solo Show “Set in Place” Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach
Group Shows “Land & Sea”, “Petals & Pods”, “Whimsy” Rochfort Gallery North Sydney
2017
Solo Show “Also A Printmaker” Breathing Colours, Balmain
Solo “Verdance” 19Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast
2016
Finalist, Flanagan
Finalist, Corangamarah
Finalist Lethbridge 10000
Finalist, Fleurieu Food & Wine Art Prize
Solo Show “Kaleidoscope Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach NSW Duo show “Duet” Dank St Gallery
2015
Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award
“The Kangaroos Visit”, Rome, Italy
“From The Knife’s Edge” Sassafras Creek Gallery, Kurrajong “Mergence” Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Solo Show “Birdsong” Breathing Colours, Balmain
Invited artist, Hawkesbury Art Fair, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
2014
Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
Solo Show “Springsong” Breathing Colours, Balmain
Solo Show “Open Garden” Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach Finalist Lethbridge 10000
Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize
2013
Finalist Blacktown Art Prize Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize
Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour
"Sanctuary" Solo Exhibition, 19 Karen Contemp Artspace, Gold Coast Finalist Northbridge Art Prize
Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize
"Treesong" Solo Exhibition, Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain "Under a Grand" Rex Livingston Gallery
2012
Finalist, Norvill Art Prize Art Expo Sydney
"Under a Grand" Rex Livingston Gallery
Finalist, Northbridge Art Prize
"InsideOut" 3 artist show, Balmain
"International" 3 artist show, Creative Gallery, Oakland CA USA Art Melbourne
Group “Equine”, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach
Camberwell Art Show
2011
Finalist, Hawkesbury Art Prize
Festival of Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize
Northbridge Art Prize (Highly Commended) Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Awards, Coffs Harbour
Solo - "Arboressence" Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach NSW Art Melbourne 2011
Finalist Prometheus Visual Art Award
Camberwell Art Show
Group – “Triptych” Washhouse Gallery Rozelle
Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2010
Solo - "Looking for the Forest" Washhouse Gallery Rozelle
Camberwell Art Show
Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
Finalist, Norvill Art Prize
Northbridge Art Prize
Finalist, Redland Art Awards
Centro Cultural Arquitectura of the School of Arquitecture of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon México
2009
Festival of Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Grabados Por La Paz 2009 (Prints for Peace) Monterrey, Mexico
Compact Prints -KickArts Contemporary Arts Gallery, Cairns
“A Dog of a Show” Megalo Printmakers, ACT
Camberwell Art Show, “Wax, Paint & Print” Ferry Artists Gallery, Wisemans Ferry
Compact Prints – Studio Paradiso, Sandon VIC
International Printmaking Collective 2009 org by Arte/Desarrollo Humano in Monterrey NL México
2008
Canterbury Tales, Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois,USA Festival of Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Umbrella Studio, Townsville “Compact Prints”
Hawkesbury Printmakers, Windsor NSW
Solo “Allegory & Observation” St.Albans Gallery
Camberwell Art Show
2007
Dedalo Gallery Italy
Cancer Council Victoria Touring Exhibition
Int. Mail Art Exhib. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven Small Space Gallery USA Christian Art Award Finalist, Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale, QLD
Solo Exhibition Gallery Café, Surry Hills Sydney
EMSLA Finalist Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2006
Boyd Art Gallery, Harrington Park, NSW (CASS Exhibition) Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: “Recent Acquisitions:Photos & Prints” Australian Society of Miniature Art QLD Noosa Art Gallery Australian Society of Miniature Art NSW Willoughby
Post It Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, UK
Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio, Townsville
2005
Combined Art Societies Sydney, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW
“It’s a Small World”, Noosa, QLD
Australian Society of Miniature Art NSW Willoughby

Publications
Artists Palette #120 April 2013, Australian Artist Magazine #235 Jan 2004, Baren (USA) Calender 2004, Blue Mountains Life November 2016 Australian Artist Magazine September 2017

Public Collections
1st Armoured Regiment, Darwin
The Australian Print Collection of the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA, Oregon State University, USA Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Galleries
19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast Manyung Galleries Melbourne VIC
Purple Noon Gallery Freemans Reach NSW KAB Gallery Terrigal NSW Thom Gallery Byron Bay NSW
Rochfort Gallery Gift Shop, Nth Sydney Ferry Artists Gallery, Wisemans Ferry NSW

Societies & Groups
The Royal Art Society of NSW (Associate)
Ferry Artists Inc(Wisemans Ferry NSW)
NAVA