About Artist Melody and Photographer David Hawtin

Melody and David Hawtin are based in Porlock a working village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. Artist Melody and Photographer David draw their inspiration from this beautiful area, to live, paint and take photographs in this place is a dream for an artist.

Here the light has a beautiful quality that draws out the subtle tones of this ever changing landscape. Rich colours of gorse and heather through the summer months and the rich reds of bracken during the autumn and winter months.

Artist Melody Hawtin
Artist Melody Hawtin on Bossington Beach

Artist Melody

Melody is primarily a painter, although that is a simplification as she is inspired by so many things. Painting, photography, poetry and art history are among her specific artistic interests.

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Exmoor photographer David

Photographer David

As a photographer David is interested in light and the prevailing conditions of the landscape, varying daily and season by season it is in the moment that a photograph is captured.

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MelodyArt Gallery & Studio

Melody and David have a small art gallery on the high street in Porlock which is open on selective days or by appointment, please use the contact page to enquire.

The gallery has a selection of original paintings and a wider selection of prints of paintings and photographs from which to choose.

A few minutes walk from the gallery Melody has a large studio where a wider range of original paintings is available. The studio is set in a converted old tannery building, spacious with high ceiling and patio doors leading out to the river that runs by, it is an ideal place for an artist.