Artwork by local artist Melody StewArt at Sunset Gallery, Murray St, Port Macquarie. All of Melodys artworks are available for sale, this is the last of her work and is a quality collection that represents the essence and well know style of one of NSW treasured artists.
Melody was once the second highest ranked award winning artist in NSW, this posthumous exhibition is a tribute to Melody and her art. Sunset Gallery is proud to continue our 40+ year history of supporting local artists, and we thank all our valued gallery family for assisting us in doing this by purchasing local art.
Melody Stewart had a natural love for drawing, in fact a passion.
Drawing on any surface possible and this would get her into trouble. When she turned nine, a teacher happened to remark to her mother, “you know that she is very good ar art”.
Her mother was astounded.
That would change Melody's world.
Melody took all subjects that were artistically based. This continued until she turned sixteen. When she had to leave school to look after her mother who was very ill, painting was still very important to her. So she began oil painting class's with Raymond DeCusock for two years.
Melody married and life continued with raising a family. After moving to the Central Coast in 1999, she joined the Blue Haven painting group in 2000. Melody attended a workshop in Watercolour, tutored by a well known Central Coast artists, Anne Brack. The painting group spok very highy of Anne as a tutor.
Melody's love for watercolour had begun. She was looking for more direction and had decided that she had to have lessons from Anne. During the next two years she has gained 1 commended and 2 Highly commended and three first places in various Art Competitions.
Addendum 2002 – First in open section Grandma Moses and highly commended in watercolour. Both paintings bought by Gosford Council. First in flora/fauna Matara Newcastle and highly commended in drawing section (also both paintings sold).
“Anne gave me the confidence to believe in myself as a painter and also helped to guide me from a novice to achieving satisfaction and reward through my passion for the beautiful medium of water colour”.
“To say with paint, where words cannot. Something that cannot be spoken”
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