Mel is a multidisciplinary artist who enjoys making objects and images that often create a double take and sense of wonder.
Working with anything and everything from painting to digital work, sewing to sculpting, animation to illustration and more, Mel enjoys exploring new techniques and materials for expressing her ideas. Her previous career as a teacher often drew from and fed into her diverse range of skills and interests.
She enjoys sharing inspiration with others and is currently working towards establishing an art collective, called NEST, in her community in North Canterbury.
Mel created the Ice penguin.