EXHIBITION inspired by Summer 2019

Festivals & The Sea

8th - 10th November 2019

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

1.00p.m. - 5.00p.m.

West Barn, next to Tithe Barn, Bradford on Avon

A New addition .......

Rock 'n Roll Art Workshop  10.30 - 1.00 Sunday 10th November in the West Barn

Upbeat art workshop. Fun, playful exploring composition, negative space and colour to music.
£25   Limited places. Please email for further info melissawishart0@gmail.com


Melissa's work "Evening light in Poole Harbour' selected by Royal Society of Marine Artists for their annual show at the Mall Galleries, London opening October 10th 2019. Sold at Private View.



Melissa's work "The Hall' selected by Bath Society of Artists for their Annual Open Exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. 18th May - 29th June 2019


22nd March to 24th March 2019 11.00 - 6.00   

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.



 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.


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.



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.


1st - 19th March 2016


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 


Solo Exhibition of recent work



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!


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 


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


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

Selected PRINTS AVAILABLE FROM Made in Bradford, Lambs Yard, Bradford on Avon.


Please click on 'Paintings' to see more

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