Lyn Mellady Biography - paintdownunder

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Lyn Mellady:- Oil and Pastel artist
Initially Lyn Mellady was trained teacher, with a distinction for Art at Teachers College, but her art took over and she has exhibited her oils and pastels in Australian art galleries for 4 decades. She has gained a strong reputation and following for her work with waves and shoreline that she gravitates to constantly. But wherever she goes she sees the essence of her surroundings and paintings follow whether it be temperate forest, fields of hay, rivers, or portraits with Fusionsix.  Lyn has artworks in five city government collections in Australia and Japan, plus one has hung in Parliament House in Canberra, interestingly titled "In Safe Hands" She has been mainly a gallery artist but has also has earned many Best Oil, Best Pastel and Best in Show art awards.  
Her artworks in pastel or oil, show visible sensitivity well beyond the image and her work is sought by many who recognise this feeling.  
Lyn runs workshops and judges art shows in Melbourne and across Australia and was a juror for an international art website:- for several years before it converted to a facebook page.
Having previously taken art tours with International Artist Magazine and Travelrite Lyn now takes art workshop tours arranged with Paint Down Under.
After many requests, Lyn has produced a range of DVDs and on-line video lessons which show her demonstrate a painting while sharing her thoughts, reasons and methods allowing others to work with or understand the reason why different methods or application choices are made within a painting's progress.

Nine art reference books feature Lyn Mellady, including:-
Luminous Pastel  by Linda Hibbs.
Best of Worldwide Portrait and Figurative Artists 2012. Kennedy Press
Best of Worldwide Artists working in Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil both 2010, and 2011.Kennedy Press
About Face - the story of the permanent collection by the artists of Fusion Six .
Detour - by Fusion six young people who have had a hard journey in life.(booklet)
Australian and New Zealand Artists and Galleries by Max Germaine
Australian Artists Today, Vol 2 - Grahame Norris
50 Australian Artists  by Artists Inc

In 2010 Lyn was selected for the on line collectors edition of The World’s Top 13 Seascape Artists.  
Although considered as a painter first, Lyn is a Fellow, past president and Life Member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

From 2011 to 2016 Lyn, with her husband Brian, ran the
Brialyn Boathouse Gallery in Frankston. In Dec 2016 although she loved it a decision was prompted. With limited time her personal artwork was diminishing. Her decision was easy. Original Oz took over the gallery and Lyn has new found time for her personal art.
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