Open to the public Nov 18th to 20th 2022 at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall CV37 6EF

Melanie Charles



I spend my days painting fabulous farm animals and pampered pets...


I am a professional artist specialising in animal art, a traditional subject, but with a modern, colourful and contemporary spin on my style to create fun portraits. I like to create work that makes you smile!

I welcome the challenge of painting any animal that catches my eye. Living on the boarders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire there are plenty of farm animals and wildlife right on the doorstep.

I reacquainted myself with my paint brushes in 2013, more than 20 years since my training at Banbury School of Art. Now I love nothing more than being creative in my garden studio. It’s a fab space, it stays cosy and warm in the winter and is glorious to throw the doors open in the spring to hear the birdsong.

You can see examples of my work on my website