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Character, Letter, and the Misbehave – Mel Prest (via )

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I keep coming across blogs and photos of the paintings of Mel Prest. I am impressed by her work

Character, Letter, and the Misbehave – Mel Prest Brent: You have a penchant for Travel, often for the more exotic places on this globe. You return home, go to the studio, and take out your notes… what are these notes? Mel: I like to be completely immersed while I’m traveling—so this means not putting a frame/ lens/ color on paper between the experience and myself. Sometimes I take little snapshots with my phone, or quickly record video of small moments with my cheap camera. On this trip to Sene … Read More

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This blog was the one that sparked my interest.

There’s also this You Tube video that is a good introduction, referring to a show in 2008

and I found this blog interesting, about the paintings and about Mel Prest as teacher, from a student’s point of view.

Best of all is Mel Prest’s website. I highly recommend the animation page; check it out!

Here’s hoping for a show of her work in the UK sometime soon.

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Written by Andy Parkinson

July 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

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