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"



Milsom Place, Bath

with Maxine Harraway

22nd March - 7th April 2024


2 day  Summer school, West Barn, Bradford on Avon

30th/31st May 2024

For more info message via contact page.


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

Brecon Beacons    7th - 11th July , Alpha Painting Holidays

Paint, Sea & Nature, Devon  10th - 14th October, Westcott Barton

Cordoba Province, Spain    2nd - 9th November, Alpha Painting Holidays

2-Day courses at East Devon Art Academy, Sidmouth

9th & 10th May    Sea Painting                20th & 21st June      Semi-abstract landscapes

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.

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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Workshops & Painting holidays

more info 

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)    

Tutor for  Alpha Painting Holidays

7th - 11th July 2024 Brecon Beacons 

2nd - 9th Nov 2024 Cordoba Prov, Spain

Paint, Sea, Nature  ,North Devon   10th - 14th October     Westcott Barton

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.