Melanie Bellis ARE

My work is inspired by urban scenes and landscapes, from large scale construction sites to the neglected, deserted and derelict.  In my cityscapes I feature large buildings, I’m drawn by their presence and scale and the way they dominate their environment. I work from observation, drawing on site.  My work has distinct stages, my drawn response to the subject when it’s in front of me, and the way it’s transformed through the etching process.