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Melanie Hammett

Christchurch artist Melanie Hammett joins the Wanaka Fine Art Gallery in August 2020 with almost 30 years of professional painting experience under her belt.


Melanie Hammett
Melanie Hammett - Artist

Melanie Hammett

Melanie Hammett was born in Christchurch in 1957.

"At kindergarten all I wanted to do was paint and to this day I can remember how absolutely absorbing and thrilling it felt. It still feels like that now."

"I studied art to fine arts level formally. I worked as a costume designer and a paint effects artist for several years before going back to my first love, which is painting.''

Melanie has been painting professionally for nearly 30 years. Mostly self taught, she spent her early years with a group of established artists who recognised her enthusiasm.

She enjoys experimenting and moves comfortably between realism and impressionism. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections in New Zealand and overseas.

"My goal is simple. I want to create works that uplift the soult and enhance human life spaces."

 

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