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"

Saturday 1st & 2nd June

Solo Exhibition

Exploring my favourite themes of Water & Light
Oil Paintings and some video and photography.

10.30 to 4.30 pm Saturday & Sunday only

Bradford on Avon West barn


2 day studio and plein air Landscape School.

Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May

10.00 - 4.00

West Barn, Bradford on Avon


The West Barn will be our studio base where there will be guided sessions and paintings can be worked on further. We will also spend time outside sketching and painting plein air on the banks of the River Avon and the beautiful West Barn and Tithe Barn area. Landscapes, Skies & Water.

Open to all. Beginners and more experienced.

Acrylics/Oils. Sketching materials can include Pen & Ink /Watercolour or charcoal if you prefer


Indoor tables, chairs, tea, coffee and biscuits supplied throughout the days. 

Bring your easel if you have one.    Suggested material list will be supplied beforehand.


Please bring a packed lunch or there are food places nearby.

Limited places. Please contact via contact page for more info or booking


I have been asked to tutor in some great locations for 2024

Westcott Barton

North Devon  10th - 14th October,

Alpha Painting Holidays

Cordoba Province, Spain    2nd - 9th November


East Devon Art Academy, Sidmouth

Sea Painting      9th & 10th May                   

Semi-abstract landscapes      20th & 21st June      

If you wish to join me they are OPEN FOR BOOKING via hosts links below under Workshops and & Painting Holidays or drop me a message on contact page and I can give you more info.

News ....2025...... The Watermill, at Posara, Tuscany have invited me to tutor Painting Holiday

23rd August to 30th August 2025  Have a look at their website!

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.



Solo Exhibition

West Barn, Bradford on Avon

Saturday & Sunday

1st & 2nd June 2024

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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Workshops & Painting holidays

more info via underlined hosts' links

Tutor for East Devon Art Academy 

9th & 10th May 2024.

Painting the Sea. Water, Waves and Light.

20th & 21st June 2023.

The Landscape. Working towards Semi-Abstraction. (see above)    

Summer School, Bradford on Avon

30th & 31st May 2024   £120

Contact me via contact page

'Paint, Sea, Nature '

North Devon   10th - 14th October     Westcott Barton

Tutor for  Alpha Painting Holidays

2nd - 9th Nov 2024 Cordoba Prov, Spain

News ....2025...... The Watermill, at Posara, Tuscany have invited me to tutor Painting Holiday

23rd August to 30th August 2025

Demonstrations /Workshops for Art Societies and Groups

I have a rolling programme of these events and am happy to be contacted directly via my website 


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.