Denise Melvin

I am a classically trained painter specializing in imaginative figurative art, outdoor painting and portraiture. In 2017 I completed the 3 year certificate at the Florence Academy of Art and did advanced study in portraiture at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence. I am commited to carrying on the tradtion of fine craftmanship and beauty - both in the subject and visual language used to capture it - as a guiding principle.



  • 2018 Charles Cecil Studios, Firenze – Advanced portraiture
  • 2014 - 2017 The Florence Academy of Art, Firenze
  • 2003-4 The Angel Academy of Art, , Firenze
  • 1997 -1999 M.A. Design, University of Brighton, UK

Exhibits and prizes (selected)

  • 2019 The Rome Salon, Roma
  • 2017 Florence Academy of Art Graduate Show, Firenze
  • 2013 Residency at the Kuntsler Hauser Worpswede, Germany
  • 2012 Konvent Galerie, Mikulov, Czech Republic
  • 2011 Landscape painting competition at the Caffarella, Roma – 2nd prize
  • 2009 Landscape painting competition at the Caffarella, Roma – 1st prize
Marina di Modica Sicilia,, 2019, oil painting on wood panel
The coming storm, 2018, oil on wood panel
Trees at the Caffarella in Rome, 2018, oil on wood panel
The Lake at Villa Borghese, Rome, 2018, oil on wood panel

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