George Melling

Looking towards the Helvellyn range. 2015. Oil on canvas.

George who is based in Preston Lancashire has three landscape works in the current Northern Landscape exhibition. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1985-1986 Foundation, Kingston Polytechnic
1985 Exhibited Royal Academy Summer Show
1986-1989 B.A Kingston University
1986 Mixed show, Imperial College, London
1987 Awarded 2nd prize John Player portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
1988 Joint show Grasse South of France
1989-1990 M.A Chelsea School of Art
1990 Thu Stern Presents M.A painters London
1990 Exhibited B P Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery
1992 One Man Show Knights Park Gallery Kingston University
1992-1995 Part time tutor Kingston University
1993 Mixed show Kingston University
1994 Mixed show The Bruton St Gallery
1999 Commissioned by the New Teddington Theatre to paint centenary portrait of Sir Noel
1987 1988 2003 2005 2008 2010 2013 Exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

2003 Exhibited The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London
2004 Commissioned to paint mural in Preston Minster
2007 One man show University of Central Lancashire
2008 Mixed show The Pad Gallery Preston
2010 Exhibited B P Portrait Award The National Portrait Gallery London.

I have always been drawn to the Landscape in my work, I see it as a direct response to a subject matter that is constantly throwing up new challenges and visual surprises that make me to want to make more paintings of a thing that is in a constant state of flux. Although my work tackles many topics and themes, it is the Landscape that I to come back to. The visceral emotions that are felt in viewing such beautiful scenes are almost the one thing that keeps me on a path of making paintings of this grand and inspiring subject.