melissa gollan : artist  
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Melissa Gollan first started drawing and painting while in her early teens.  In 1988 she was accepted into an Art's Excellence Program in Brisbane, and held her first successful Solo Exhibition in Teneriffe in 1999.

Melissa has now been painting and designing periodically for about 17 years, completing works for both private commissions and commercial clients.

My last exhibition was held at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick in 2015, showcasing 33 Artworks over 3 months!  DATES 28th May - 28 August 2015.

"Following an unfortunately bad car accident late in 2015, I have been unable to paint for the past 18months, however I hope to resume work in the studio by August 2017.." said Melissa Gollan.

Melissa won 1st Prize in Category 1 - Open 2D division in August 2013 at the Annual Nudgee College Art Festival 'Dimensions NC,' and was invited back to exhibit again in August 2014.

She has successfully exhibited at RED HILL GALLERY in Brisbane, as part of the galleries annual 'Women of Substance' exhibition in 2013, and has also held successful sales through DAVID HART GALLERIES located in Noosa & Mooloolaba, on Queenslands Sunshine Coast.

When painting, Melissa enjoys working primarily with acrylics and various mixed media covering a broad subject matter in many varied styles. Melissa creative eye lends herself to working also on some fabulous bespoke concept designs, styling and sculptural pieces in various mediums.

Melissa said, "with a recent trip visiting many galleries throughout London and Europe, I have returned to find myself exploring the use of a much bolder colour palette in many of these recent works.  I truly like to create thought provoking emotions in my work by tapping into memories or my own and stories of others.  I also enjoy the challenge of pushing boundaries to create new  images and explore ideas that can then be translated onto canvas to create new and exciting imagary.   A gentleman at a recent showing commented that he felt a word that summed up my 'Imagination Series,' was in fact "WONDERMENT. Why - you may ask? Because with every piece he looked into, he found himself wondering what each of the figures in these works might be thinking.   It is precicesly this feedback that drives me to want to create more and more thought provoking artworks that so many people can hopefully relate to. "

Throughout late 2014 and into in 2015, Melissa worked on a complimentary extension of the above mentioned works to be  showcased at Sydney Children's Hospital Winter Arts Exhibition,on 28th May 2015.

Her insight and experience working with such a diverse client base and with other designers on various collaborative projects, has given her the versatility and experience to be able to work with her clients in designing and creating pieces to complement their chosen space.

I believe in giving back a little where possible, and where opportunities arise, I am pleased to be able to donate a percentage of sales from my artwork and creative services to various charities.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING FURTHER  FOR YOUR NEXT CHARITY EVENT!  All welcome all enquiries nationally. MG

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