Melissa Wishart

Artist & Film-maker

"Light, atmosphere and a wonderful surface texture"

"A very exciting exhibition of light and drama. We shall enjoy living with such wonderful paintings"


After a busy autumn with  Open Studio in October and Exhibition at the West barn, Bradford on Avon in November as well as one day workshops and demonstrations for Art Groups around the south of England, it is now back to the studio and a period of more settled painting.

.....and planning workshops and a 'Winter Art School'  please see Workshop page where details will be put up shortly

No more exhibitions planned for the rest of this year but do look at Shop if you would like to buy someone a present. 

2022 turned out to be a great year ....below is random news...wonder what 2023 holds for us all?

Awarded Vera Skinner First Prize for 'Bananas, Costa Rica (April 2022)

Selected for Bath Society of  Arts , Victoria Art Gallery, Bath  'Sea Loch, Mull'SOLD

Below are some paintings and stills of the amazing Art Residency I went on in Costa Rica in February at Mauser Eco House, Parrita.  



To see works in the studio  please drop me an email on contact page.

See Shop on website for works for sale.

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Commissions  in oil, charcoal or graphite. 

Oil £425

Graphite/Charcoal £95

From sittings or a photo session with me or can be from supplied visual refs  ie good photographs

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Also do garden commissions. Just have to choose your season...or maybe one for every season!

‘.... engaging, funny, knowledgeable and a great tutor. 
(Testimonial from January 2020 workshop)

Summer 2021 update

Ongoing explorations

As artists we are always exploring different medium and methods of working. Summer 2021 saw an intensive period of collaborative work on the Big Brush Art project when we were given a large space as a pilot residency by Black Swan Arts for July and August.

Big Brush Art is a collaborative project with Sarah Ball using domestic sweeping brushes on large canvas on the floor. Call and response method of working.