Observer, creator, teacher, explorer, and companion with the natural world.

Born in Naarm ( Melbourne) Melinda has undertaken a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice. The focus of her art practice is the exploration of the intersubjective space between the felt sense of the body, time, place, and the experiences of memory, and the inextricable links between these elements. She employs inspiration from the natural world, shapes imbued with light and shadow, as both visual motifs and as expressions of human experience in relationship with the precious Earth.

Her work is an improvisation of herself in the world; an interpretation of beauty, presence and stillness, transmitted to the viewer as a visual poetic distillation. She lives and works within the unceded ancestral lands, Dja Dja Wurrung, of the Djaara people of the Kulin Nation.

"My art making explore the physical experience of being within nature that can provoke memory and the stillness of inner reflection. I don’t seek to document but rather to connect with a phenomenological sense of being in the world; employing familiar aspects of landscapes that suggest and resonate."