Hi, I’m Melanie Renaux, an artist based in the UK. My work has been exhibited at the Lace Market Gallery Nottingham & Artworks Gallery Newcastle. Most of my work is Tenebrist aiming; to illuminate the subject through “dramatic illumination”. I am influenced by Jan Davidsz de Heem and Caravaggio. I love the Old Dutch masters and The Baroque period.
My process, I predominantly paint still life. For a still life painting, I use objects that appeal to me because of their form, colour and surface structure. Working primarily in oils on canvas; I produce artwork that is intricate’ emotive and colourful.
I love to paint, detail and colour have always fascinated me; I try to achieve some degree of realism, but the paintings do not fall in the category of ‘photo realism’ in which every detail is painted. I try to achieve realism using the illusion of detail.
I also use scale, in my portal of a subject matter, as an integral part of the creative approach this enables my work to take on its individuality, balance and vision of the subject.
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