Melissa Fraser is best known for her lively still
lifes and large landscapes. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Melissa
works primarily in oils. In my work, I aim to convey a feeling,
an atmosphere, an expression of life, rather than a copy of it.
Much of Melissas inspiration comes from her
travels in Australia and overseas, she brings those observations
and paintings to life in her studio, a converted horse stable
overlooking a magnificent oak tree. Her desire to simplify her
work and her art is reflected in her paintings, and has seen Melissas
art develop into a contemporary, semi-abstract style.
Over the years, Melissa has held solo exhibitions,
and participated in group exhibitions, most recently in February
this year at The Victorian Artists Society (of which she is a
member), with the 'Four plus one' group.
Her work is held in various collections including
Epworth Healthcare Art Collection, Melbourne Magistrates Court,
Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Legal Offices in Melbourne and
private collections in Australia and the UK.
Commissions include paintings for a series of articles
on Victorian court houses for The Law Institute of the Victoria
Melissas oil paintings are usually on large
box canvases ready for hanging.