ARTSPACE, | 08/09/2018 : 14/10/2018
Paintings 1983-2018 Melvyn was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Until recently he was the co-director of Artichoke Printmakers, an open access facility in South London. Now in semi-retirement he has returned to his native Lincolnshire and has immediately immersed himself in the landscape. Although Melvyn is chiefly known for his printmaking, this exhibition provides a rare chance to see paintings produced over four decades. "My landscapes often centre on the drama played out in nature, a dark cloud threatens, a sudden burst of sunlight, a moody sky against snow covered fields. These are the times when nature displays her more provocative side; probably for just a few seconds; these often fleeting moments I have tried to capture in my images." His works have been widely exhibited in the UK and overseas, and has many works in public and private collections. He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and a published author of a series of books about drawing and printmaking techniques.