My Art

My abstract art is an emotive response and reference to the region in which I live. Far North Queensland spans tropical rain forest along the coast with the Great Barrier Reef and a drier inland region, all of which inspires my work through the colours, shapes, textures and designs.

The build up to the wet season with its humidity, dramatic storms and torrential downpours provide dramatic cloud formations and flooding rivers. Rain is relief from the humidity and is a renewal in growth, abundance and decay for the wide variety in the tropical wildlife and plants

Creative Background

Evening Light by Artist Melissa Waters

I studied art, majoring in Sculpture at Adelaide's South Australian School of Art for an Associate Diploma in Art and then a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture at Monash University, Victoria before moving to Far North Queensland with my family to finish my art studies and to continue my arts practice. I completed a Masters Degree in Creative Arts at James Cook University in Townsville in 2006.

I have held a range of group and solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

My most recent work, over the last 2 years, has concentrated on the changes and challenges over this period of time, as I explore and seek new directions in my work.

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