Melody was recently filmed as part of a BBC Countryfile profile of Holnicote Estate in Exmoor. The weather was appalling with horizontal rain, but Melody is never put off and managed to maintain a cheerful outlook as she shared her love of the Exmoor countryside. Returning to her studio Melody painted the local scene that she had just sketched, the film follows the progress of the painting and shows something of Melody’s studio in Porlock on Exmoor. The programme will be shown on Sunday 8th March 2020 and is going out appropriately on International Women’s Day.
25th June to 25th August 2019 – in Northern Ireland at The Oriel Gallery in Clotworthy House and part of Antrim Castle Gardens in their new space which is stunning. It’s a wonderful opportunity presented by a casual glimpse in my gallery window by the curator, Philip Magennis, while on holiday in Exmoor. Melody’s exhibition was a spiritual journey as a retrospective with work created from when she was 17 to the current day including poetry which is very much part of her romantic, Expressionistic art style. The Exhibition was a great success set in a wonderful building and a wonderful privilege.