Melanie has a well deserved and established reputation for her representation of equine and equestrian subjects.      

Much of her equestrian work focuses on racing and polo events and conveys a strong sense of occasion.  Informed by Melanie's intimate knowledge of her subject, they capture an authentic sense of the horses' conformation, vitality and spirit and reveal the unique dynamic between horse and rider.

Melanie is well known for her depiction of racing life, a longstanding source inspiration.  She is often seen sketching at local point to point and race meetings, and at the polo at Cirencester Park.  

In 2014/15 Melanie is presented by AIR as Artist in Residence at Charlie Longsdon Racing, in Oxfordshire.

Melanie accepts commissions for equestrian work and equine portraits.  A small number of limited edition prints of her equestrian work are occasionally made available, and she has recently launched a range of cards.
 

 
     
At the Start Approaching the Gallops  
     
Dispute Dressage Head Study Leith Hill Legasi
 
     
Silks in the Paddock Towards the start
 
Turning for the ball
 
     
First in the Paddock Double Dressage Head Study Windsor Paddock
 
     
Morning Ride, Middleham Vying for Position
 
Dressage Study #9
 
     
  Paul Tapner riding Yogi Bear VI Riding out at Hull Farm
 
     
Reaching the brow Polo Study Riding Out (Winter) Addlestrop
 
     
Dressage Study Taking position Turning for the ball
     
Solomon