Melanie Breese Art & Styling
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I am fortunate enough to work as an artist and a stylist. I am passionate about home interiors, and following years of styling homes, I have developed a love of painting Still Life. ”The home really is the heart, and if you can create the right atmosphere to life and work in, it really does enhance your life, and bring you joy every day. I believe that the visual environment that we exist in, really does affect our well being. If we can create an environment for ourselves that suits our style, personality and values, then we are much happier.”
I create my artwork in my studio at home overlooking the sea in Fremantle, Western Australia; a city known for it’s thriving community of artists. I try and capture the ‘essence’ of still life by creating simple crisp simple paintings of fruit and flowers, that I call: “Still Life painting with a modern twist”. I seek to create artworks which have the capacity to uplift the soul, and add joyful ambiance to any space in the home. I strive to paint pictures which have lasting appeal, and I think they are particularly suited to kitchen and family areas.
I will also visit your home or workplace, and provide you with styling ideas to reflect your style, and add space and a sense of ‘continuity and congruence’ to your home. “In reality we fill our home with objects that we have inherited, collected (perhaps just liked), or are functional, and we can end up with an eclectic mix that has no commonality, and this can make a tidy, even fairly minimalist home look muddled, without clarity". In my styling consultations I seek to help you rearrange artifacts, sometimes furniture and rugs, and possibly change wall paint, to streamline colours and styles in each room, and so provide a sense of congruence throughout the home. The end result is a home or workplace that is visibly pleasing, and has a sense of flow between rooms, and ‘looks and feels right’.