Reward by Mellissa Read-devine



DIMENSIONS (Height - 61.00 cm X Width - 61.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Impressionist
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1517-0151-01
COPYRIGHT © Mellissa Read-devine
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Artist: Mellissa Read-devine


Mellissa was born in England in the 1960s and as a child emigrated to Australia with her family. She has studied & practiced printmaking and painting continuously since the mid 90s and is a recipient of many prizes and awards. Her Artwork is part of many private and public collections around the world.

Living in rural Sydney overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Mellissa’s work ranges between vibrant interpretations of her local landscape to intricate wood & linocuts. Her combination of quirkiness and calm blend to create works with a strong spiritual base.

 "It is easy to be captivated by the powerful immediacy and extraordinary colour emerging from Mellissa’s paintings on a purely aesthetic level. They are visually spectacular and invite the viewer to search for further harmony and empathy with the natural landscape. She brings the natural landscape and birds of Australia to life with her original, spontaneous and vibrant paintings.." Robyn Williams, Purple Noon Gallery NSW

Public Collections

1st Armoured Regiment, Darwin

The Australian Print Collection of theWaggaWaggaRegionalArtGallery, NSW,Australia

SpencerMuseumofArt,University of Kansas,USA

Oregon State University, USA

Westmead Hospital, Sydney


19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD

KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW

Manyung Galleries, Vic

Paper Pear, Wagga Wagga NSW

Purple Noon Gallery Freemans Reach NSW                                

The Ferry Artists Gallery, Wisemans Ferry NSW

Tusk Galleries, South Yarra & Camberwell VIC


                 Various prizes and honorable mentions in exhibitions throughout Australia including.

2014       Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize

2013       Finalist, The Flanagan Art Prize, Northbridge Art Prize, EMSLA, Hawkesbury

2012       1st Prize Pirtek Still Life Award, Bowral

                Finalist Kogarah Art Prize (Packers Room Prize),Finalist Mount Eyre Art Prize, Norvill Art Prize

2011       Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Awards, Coffs Harbour, Finalist (Highly Commended) Northbridge Art Prize, Finalist Prometheus                       Visual Arts Award, Finalist Westmead Art Prize

2010       Finalist Norvill Art Prize, Redland Art Awards

2008       1stPrizePort Macquarie

2007       Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Awards,CoffsHarbour, FinalistRedeemerLutheranCollegeFoundation Christian Art Award,2007                         Finalist (Highly Commended) Cancer Council Vic Arts Awards


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