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Painting and Photography at Melody Art Gallery in Porlock a beautiful working village
in the heart of Exmoor. This has been an important year for Melody who has been
exhibiting and sending her paintings around the world. British artist Melody continues
to paint large oil paintings on canvas with subjects including floral, landscape,
seascape and abstract paintings. Melody was brought up on Exmoor and has now returned
to the roots of her inspiration. "Every picture I paint is a little miracle, a joy
to conceive. As I reflect on my choice of colour, composition and content, I know
its meaning is more than I can put into words. My work reflects every tree and
cloud I have ever seen, every treasured walk, every happy moment."
Photographer David Hawtin is new to this area and is now discovering the beautiful
countryside and landscape that make Exmoor such a special place to paint and photograph.
"I am continually amazed at the changing colours of the countryside and the very
special light that seems to start and finish each day, the challenge as a photographer
is to learn the patterns and to anticipate the moment, having chosen a location sometime
before to be in the right place in the right season to capture that special moment."
You can buy art in our gallery or online, we have selections of original paintings,
fine art Giclée prints and fine art photographs inspired by the Exmoor countryside
and our travels around the west country and more distant locations.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Porlock and Exmoor, or if you can’t make it in person
at least share a glimpse through our eyes as you visit pages in this site.
Out of season opening - it is best to check with us as we have plans to visit new locations and may not be open every day.
September 21 - look out for a feature on Melody and David in the Western Daily Press.
This year Melody has exhibited in New York (Chelsea) and Florence
Melody Art, 10 years! We have now been based in Porlock for 3 years but 10 years in total. Starting in Alresford opening our first gallery there, a very exciting year.