Melanie Stokes Artist

Melanie Stokes was born in London, raised in Scotland, studied and worked in Switzerland, France, Edinburgh, Dundee, Cornwall and London. She has an MA in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea College of Art.

She now lives, and paints, in the historic maritime town of Penzance.

“I adore living here so close to the sea whose movement and presence permeates every unfolding hour. I love the rhythms of activity around the harbour, the tide-bound crossings of ships and sailboats. As the granite rises from the sea and leads to starkly beautiful moorland, valleys and ancient tracks I find all of this inspiring and deeply nourishing – as do my two dogs, Woody and Truffle!.”

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