Mel Williamson

photo of Melanie Williamson

Mel Williamson lives and paints on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada where she creates work in a variety of genres, including the human figure, landscape, and still life. Philosophically, her paintings are limited in detail so as to invite the viewer to participate in the seeing. Her work has been described as “impressionistic, fresh and honest”.

Mel is known as a generous, kind, and open teacher, excited to share her knowledge and practices in an encouraging manner. She loves painting in all its materiality and possibility and believes there are no mistakes, only progress.

She is represented by three galleries in Canada: Steffich Fine Art (Salt Spring Island, BC), Peninsula Gallery (Sidney, BC), and Art Interiors (Toronto, ON).

Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.

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