Growing up among the tall red brick mansion blocks of Kensington, Melissa Scott-Miller was an enthusiast for London’s streetscapes from an early age. She has made the urban landscape her specialty, choosing linen canvases and oil paint to record the rich detail of the city.
Where many painters would edit a view, eliminating the unsightly, Melissa details meticulously the frenzied jumble of church spires, office blocks, roof gardens, fire escapes, cranes and treetops that make up London’s skyline. Always working from life, and braving the elements to do so, she painstakingly captures the views from roof terraces to busy streets.
Since receiving a First Class Honours from Slade School of Fine Art Melissa’s career as an artist has gone from strength to strength. She is a valued member of The Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters of which she was elected secretary in 2008. Her portraits have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery on five separate occasions as part of the BP Portrait Exhibition. Both her portraits and landscapes are regularly seen at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well galleries throughout Britain and the United States.
Melissa’s distinctive style has captured the attention of both private and corporate clients and has earned her countless awards along the way, including the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and the Oakham Gallery Prize.