Sunday, 13 November 2016

Mission Blue group show in NY

There is only 2 weeks left to see the "Mission Blue" groupshow at Haven Gallery in NY!

Curated by Christina Ridgeway, 15% of the sales go to the Mission Blue foundation. Mission Blue is a project developed by Sylvia Earle to create "Hope Spots" around the globe within our oceans. These "Hope Spots" act as nature reserves, letting them heal and regenerate.

Go to havenartgallery.com for more details.

Limited edition prints are also now available through Misson Blue Etsy shop


"The Little Messenger"


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Atratus

So happy to announce my painting 'Atratus' is a Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize! The exhibition is currently on and finishes on 3rd December. Go and check it out if you are in the area.


Atratus
30.5 x 30.5 cm
, cradled 3/4” profile
Acrylic on gessoboard


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Prints avaliable of "Danse Macabre" and "Stung"

Spring has sprung here in Australia! So in celebration I've released these two prints, "Danse Macabre" and "Stung".
"Danse Macabre" and "Stung" form a diptych of before and after. It speaks of the plight of the bumblebee, illustrating the fragility of time and it’s transience and highlights the turbulent relationship man has with nature. It’s a warning about mortality and our righteousness.

You can buy them individually or as a set and save $15USD!
Go to www.etsy.com/au/shop/melissajhartley or link in bio.




Friday, 20 May 2016

Happy group exhibition

19 Karen gallery has organized an exhibition of works by over 45 international artists that aim to answer one question – what makes people happy? Though they come from different backgrounds and various art genres, all participating artists have something that makes them happy and they are ready to share it with the world.

Here's my statement about the work:
The things that make me happy I've come to realise are the simplest pleasures in life. Obviously painting makes me very happy, so just to work on this piece was a joy. But the sentiment behind it is to find calm and serenity surrounded by the beauty of nature. "The Daydream" is an escape from the everyday life, to stop and have some of those child-like, naive dreams rolling around in the grass on a sunny day. What could be more simple?
For details contact the gallery 19karen.com.au


May 13th - June 30th, 2016
Location: Sofitel Gold, Coast, Broadbeach

 

The Daydream
acrylic on gesso board, 2016
50cm diameter, Framed 75 x 75 cm
Contact 19Karen Art Gallery for availability

Friday, 6 May 2016

Kirribillli Art Prize 2016

Very happy to announce that my painting "Fleurs sombres" is a finalist in the Kirribillli Art Prize and am also so honored that it won the People's choice award!

All finalists will be on display at the Kirribillli Centre on the 7th and 8th of May.


Fleurs sombres
acrylic on Belgian linen canvas, 2016
15.75 x 15.75 inches, 40 x 40 cm

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New works for 3rd solo show

Well it's been quite a while since my last post! I've been a busy bee working on a new body of work for my 3rd solo show towards the end of the year at 19Karen Contemporary Artspace.

So happy with my progress so far and I feeling really excited about these new pieces. Here are some sneak peeks of what I've produced so far. Stay tuned for more:)
















Sunday, 13 December 2015

Wanderlust 3 at Modern Eden Gallery

The 3rd Annual 'Wanderlust' Postcard Exhibit opens tonight at Modern Eden Gallery!

Each artist has created a piece on a postcard provided by the gallery. I am excited to be a part of this show alongside so many other amazing and inspiring artists! Please check it out if you are in San Francisco.

Click here for a show preview, pieces are selling fast so get yours while they last!

Emerald Toucanet
Acrylic on 600 gsm Pressed Paper Postcard
148x105mm 5.8" x4.1"
Hispaniolan Trogon
Acrylic on 600 gsm Pressed Paper Postcard
148x105mm 5.8" x4.1"