Barbara Melling

Portrait of Barbara Melling

I began to use batik as a medium around 10 years ago. I studied Fine Art at Wimbledon Art School in the 70’s and went on to study postgraduate art therapy at St. Albans. For years I used mainly paint and clay, both in my own art and when working as an art therapist, then I discovered the joys of wax.

Now, in my studio in rural Lincolnshire, I use batik techniques nearly every day. I enjoy using batik to capture the people and places I love, my beautiful local river, the Cornish coastline and Yorkshire to name a few.

Together with making my own work I teach batik, felting and ceramics, I have exhibited in various exhibitions within the UK and recently won the 2013 Lincolnshire Pride Award for my batik work.

Artworks by Barbara
Image entitled Chapel above St Ives
Chapel above St Ives
Batik on cotton
Image entitled Mousehole Harbour looking West
Mousehole Harbour looking West
Batik on cotton
Image entitled Fishing Stage on the River Steeping
Fishing Stage on the River Steeping
Image entitled St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount
Batik on cotton
Image entitled Dandelions
Dandelions
Batik on cotton
Image entitled Life is a Gift
Life is a Gift
Batik on cotton

Photo of Barbara Melling
Barbara is a Batik Guild member
 
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