Melinda draws our attention to slivers of reality sensed on the periphery of our awareness, framed and extracted to reveal pure forms and potent sensory memory. Her paintings record scraps of observation and fleeting moments of beauty Margate Lamond
Melinda Marshman is a Sydney based Australian painter recognized for her spare and evocative style. She has a strong interest in recording the small and often ordinary moments in life that when closely observed and recorded can become as monumental as the grand moments. The landscape in particular, is a subject she returns to for its vivid visual and rich sensory potential.
It takes a state of being ‘abstracted’ that is to have a degree of absence of mind for a state of true ‘presence’ to occur. In this state things can be seen anew, and beauty is everywhere…I am always trying to portray the essential beauty of things - Melinda Marshman
Since graduating from the National Art School in 2014 (BFA HONS) Melinda has held three solo exhibitions in Sydney, and been included in several group exhibitions. She was awarded a residency at the Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris (2015) and undertook a NG Art creative residency, in Provence (2018). She has been a finalist in numerous awards, most recently the Hawkesbury Art Prize (2019), the Ravenswood Art Prize (2018,2017), The Little Things Art Prize (2018), The Chippendale World Art Prize (2017), the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize(semi-finalist ) (2014), the Robin Gibson New Talent Award (2013) and the Mosman Art Prize (2011). Her work is held in The National Art School archival collection and private collections.