22nd March to 24th March 2019 11.00 - 6.00   

at the WEST BARN, POUND LANE,

BRADFORD ON AVON BA15 1LF

next to Tithe Barn

The exhibition features new work produced as Artist in Residence at the Hall,that explores both the beautiful interiors of the Jacobean Hall as well as the engineering creativity and achievements of the Moulton Family. New processes such as encaustic wax have been employed by the artist to explore the many layers of the place.

Stephen Moulton bought the Hall in the 1840s, returning from the US with Goodyear's invention of vulcanisation of rubber and set up rubber production in the town.

In the 1960s, Alex Moulton ( great-grandson) engineer designed the small wheeled bicycle, the Moulton Bicycle and also rubber suspension cones in cars.  He died in 2012 and the Hall is now managed by the Alex Moulton Charitable Trust.       https://moultontrust.org

PAST SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SEA SKY LOVE 2

 25th to 27th May 2018

Solo Exhibition



31st March to  2nd April 2017 

Solo Exhibition 

THE SEA - New works inspired by the sea. Poole 2016

 TUSCANY - May & June 2016 Artist in Residence in Santa Maria e Rignana in Tuscany.

There will be new works on themes explored during this residency.


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Melissa Wishart’s latest oil paintings inspired by the sea in Dorset.

20th August to 2nd September 2016

Upstairs Gallery

Hatch Gallery, 7A Church Street (near the Priory), Christchurch BH23 1BW

There will also be some works from her 6 week Artist in Residency in Tuscany in May/ June this year.

www.hatchgallery.co.uk

NEWS

2nd August

Melissa's work has been selected by the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London at the end of September 2016.

Melissa is away 17th May til 29th June 2016 in Italy as Artist in Residence at Santa Maria a Rignana

30 kms south of Florence near Greve in Chianti.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1st - 19th March 2016

LIGHTHOUSE POOLE ARTS CENTRE 

21 Kingland Road, Poole  BH15 1UG      10 - 5 pm (closed Sundays and Mondays)

'Return to the Sea -

Exhibition of paintings from Studland to the Caribbean'

November 2015

The Vaults, Bradford on Avon 

SEA SKY LOVE EXHIBITION

Solo Exhibition of recent work


 

OTHER ACTIVITIES     

Summer School August  2015

Following on from a successful 3 day 'Spring School' that was run from the Studio, the 4 day Summer School allowed for more painting outside and its associated challenges!

Lectures

Melissa was invited by NADFAS Devizes to lecture and run their Study Day on

'Exploring the tradition of Oil Painting through the Artists' Depiction of Light'.

November 2014

The morning was a richly illustrated visual lecture on a timeline from the 14th century to present day focussing on artists who used light or explored it in a notable way and the concurrent developments in oil painting method, technique and chemistry that went alongside. Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer and Monet, Whistler, Hammershoi and contemporary artists such Eliasson who work with light itself.

If you are interested in a synopsis of the lecture material for a possible lecture booking, please email.

Past solo exhibitions 

March 2015

Experimental and Traditional Oil Painting

March 2014  'Return to the Sea'

Original oil paintings - the Sea off Bermuda, The Scilly Isles and St Ives.
Also some recent explorations with oil paint around the subject of the nude.

 March 2013


'WINTER LIGHT'   Exhibition

Artist in Residence 

BERMUDA MASTERWORKS


Artist in Residence
The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
10th July 2012 to 29th September 2012.Exhibition 14th  - 28th September 2012

www.bermudamasterworks.com
www.bermuda-online.org

Below are some of the paintings produced during this Residency. They were part of the highly successful selling exhibition at the Rick Faires Gallery at Masterworks in September. For more of the Bermuda paintings please click Paintings.






South Shore          Oil on Canvas   



Reid Street  Hamilton        Oil on Canvas       $950   SOLD
Flatts      Oil on Canvas    24" x 30"    $1200   SOLD
 



Please click on 'Paintings' to see more


If you would like to be invited to an exhibition, please email.

 melissawishart0@gmail.com