Mel's creations are influenced by nature, colour and light. She frequently tries new media and often combines them to get to the texture and emotion required. Combining iridescence and UV reactive properties to create several looks in one piece. Her artworks have found homes in far-flung places including Australia, the USA and Switzerland. Mel's home has been in Guildford for the past 10 years and she can often be found walking and photographing the local scenery.