Melissa Hartley is a London based British artist focusing on 2D image making, recently graduating in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.

Working primarily with paint, she initially interprets her surroundings with the use of photography. However, has always believed that painting is much more beautiful and sublime than a photograph could ever be. Melissa paints to portray an emotion through a visual sense, typically using colour as a means to control the energy and direct the eye. She distils geometric abstraction that explores the relationships between space, shape, colour and light. Whilst blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, she describes her work as 'bold yet ethereal’.


Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art, with DPS Year                 

Leeds College of Art, Foundation Diploma     



Art on a Postcard Auction, International Women's Day 

The Menier Gallery - 'SHOW OFF!', London

The Auxiliary - 'Slow Burn', Middlesbrough

The Auction Collective X Motley - 'The Crossover', London

Hix Art - 'Hix Award 2019', London

Brownsword Hepworth - 'The Summer Exhibition', London

Trivadi X Curaty - Exhibition loan for 6 months, London

Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, London

Interim Show - ‘Chorus’, Central Saint Martins, London

Open Studios - ‘Tenants’, Central Saint Martins, London

Rossopomodoro - ‘Pressed’ Group Exhibition, London

The Clayton Arms - ‘Touch it’, London


Winner of The Slate residency, Thailand 

Shortlisted for ACS Studio Prize 2019

Winner of People's Choice for The Hix Award 2019


AucArt Lab Residency, London


Young Space Interview 2019:

March 2020 issue of The World of Interiors - Artistic Impressions

Art on a Postcard Auction:

Sept 2015 - May 2019

Sept 2014 - June 2015




March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

October 2019

Sept - November 2019

July - August 2019

June - Dec 2019

May 2019

March 2019

November 2018

October 2017

June 2016







June - August 2019

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