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April 4th 2008
Mel Williams: "I paint what makes me happy"

Three wise Curlews by Mel Williams "For as long as I can remember, painting has made me happy," says Magnetic Island Artist, Mel Williams. And, if her range of vibrant, sunny images are any measure, they will be sure to bring out the happiness in others.

I've always enjoyed painting as a hobby but it's only in recent years that, inspired by the World Heritage Magnetic Island landscape, I've been able to make my art a more dedicated pursuit."









(Right) Three wise Curlews
Arcylic on canvas
40 x 30cm
For sale






Sam by the sea
acrylic on canvas
3 x (30 x 23cms)
Sold



Boy at the beach
Acrylic on canvas
41 x 51cms
Sold



Day at the beach
Acrylic on canvas
3 x (25 x 25cms)
Sold


Mel Williams has lived on Magnetic Island since 2000 when she moved here from the Sunshine Coast.

Mel has exhibited with the Magnetic Island Artist's Co-operative but these days her work is mostly displayed at "Barefoot Art, Food and Wine" in Horseshoe Bay.






Happy seagulls
Acrylic on canvas
3 x (25 x 25cms)
For sale



The stunning natural forms of Magnetic are a direct inspiration but Mel also acknowledges the influence of Magnetic Island's ever-growing creative community.



Mel Williams




Sparkling Arthur Bay
Acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cms
For sale



Alma Bay
Acrylic on canvas
35 x 45cms
Sold



Arthur Bay
Acrylic on canvas
35 x 45cms
Sold



Balding Bay
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30cm
Sold



Alma Bay with sea eagle
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 122cm



Alma Bay with sea Eagle 1
Acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cm



Alma with Sea Eagle 2
acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cm



Alma with Sea Eagle 3
acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cm


Iconic Magnetic Island images usually take centre stage in William's work. These include the Island's most distinctive and innately amusing bird: the bush Stone curlew, hilarious cartoon-like seagulls and other entertaining creatures such as the ever-smiling green tree frog. Intensely brilliant kapok flowers, which adorn the Island's roughest terrain through late winter and the distinctive, granite and hoop-pine fringed, bays and headlands are also feature strongly.


Curlews: Gang of 5
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40cm
For sale



Frangipanis
Acrylic on canvas
3 x (92 x 46cm)



Kapok 11
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cms
Sold



Kapok 12
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cms
Sold



Kapok 16
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cms
Sold



Kapok 18
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cms
Sold


Vivid colour and the intense natural light of the Great Barrier Reef tropics permeate her work. These elements, and an intuitive understanding of when detail is called for, characterise William's work.


Big grin
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 60cms
Sold



Finger paint frog
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 60cms
Sold



Frog Kiss
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 18cms
Sold



Emperor
Acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cm



Tuskfish
Acrylic on canvas
21 x 26cm


Predominantly self-taught, Mel Williams has experimented with a range of media but currently prefers, mostly, to "build images" in acrylic on canvas.

"This supportive community has and continues to nurture me as I learn to stretch my wings as an artist. I'm inspired to try new things or work a bit harder on old ones."

Recently Mel has experimented with printmaking and more textural components in her art but when it comes to subject matter she says, "Essentially, I paint whatever makes me happy and hope that comes through in my work."


Lovers
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 80cms
Sold



Sunset tree
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cm
For sale


Painting prices range depending on size and topic, from $95 for selected 25cm x 25cms canvases, to over $900 for larger pieces (Click here)

Mel is also experimenting with T-Shirt designs (Click here) that would make great birthday presents

Greeting cards (with envelopes) are also available in a range of the above images. Cards retail at $4.50, however price reduces for orders of 5 cards or more. (click here for details)

Canvas prints stretched over timber frames are available for selected images. Prices and availability on enquiry.

Freight/postage anywhere in Australia.

Enquiries about limited edition prints, greeting cards, or commissions please email: mel@melwilliams.com.au or visit her website: www.melwilliams.com.au





This page was produced as a promotional outlet for Magnetic Island's artists by magnetictimes.com. If you would like to know more about presenting your artwork to the world via magnetictimes.com or want to comment on Mel's work simply use the comments box below.
Editor, George Hirst


Mel Williams:
 
18 comments
 
Steven Danger Cook
November 29th 2005
Mel,
You Rock!
Love your work!
Love COOKY
 
Linda
December 3rd 2005
Mel

Love the curlews. Where are your paintings for sale?
 
JQ
January 22nd 2006
This site is great Mel - now I can admire your wonderful work from the other side of the planet. I love the curlews! Love Jen
 
gibbardo
January 27th 2006
Mi zinks deze vill luk egzellant in mi colleczion - strat to da luouvre
 
Suze
February 20th 2006
Hi Georgeous woman. 8*).
It
 
Mal H
February 28th 2006
Mel you capture the essence of what I love about this beautiful place so well.You paint from the heart.Keep it up!
 
Melitta
March 23rd 2006
Mel - you have an amazing talent! I want you to teach me some tricks! When can I come up for some lessons? Luv Melitta

 
lisa and craig
May 9th 2006
wow mel, what great paintings, we always knew you were good... but now we think you're great!
have you painted max???
 
Shannon Campbell
May 17th 2006
Hi Mel

I thought your web site was fantastic. Just wondering if you had any other paintings like the kids chasing the birds.

Thanks Shannon
 
Jim
November 2nd 2006
Hi Mel

Loved checking out your work on your web site after the preview on your yacht. Even more beautiful and inspirational. Hope you and Dave are okay and on your way. I searched everywhere for a beach stone curlew, only to be disappointed. So, I have to appreciate your beautiful rendition. Take care, Jim and Patty
 
Erin
April 27th 2007
Hi Mel,
Your work is truly beautiful and inspiring!
I especially love the Frangipanis acrylic on canvas. It's gorgeous! Keep up the great work!
Erin
 
Clare e
May 10th 2007
I love your art Mel. Do you sell prints? Clare
 
sam
July 2nd 2007
hay Mel, jst telin u that u do great work i especially love the frangipanis and the cute froggys.
 
sophia
October 17th 2007
Hi Mel,i can see something alive in ur drawing.i really like what u said-"I paint what makes me happy":)
 
vicoria
October 17th 2007
good work!
 
Melissa
June 15th 2009
Amazing work! I went to the Barefoot gallery a few months ago and fell in love with the art work. You are a really gifted artist and very lucky to live in the beautiful paradise that is Magnetic Island.
 
fran
October 11th 2009
Hi
Love the vibrant colours and clear images touched with soft appreciation
 
Spuring Plover
December 9th 2012
Those curlews have realy long lets for wading into deep deep water


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