Melissa Boughey

Melissa Boughey describes her work as “an annotation of landscape, a shorthand writing, a synthesis of experience.” Time spent immersed in the landscape, drawing en plein air, is intrinsic to her experience and provides the framework for the development of paintings in her bush studio, where she has lived and worked for the past 23 years, located on the Kent River near Denmark, WA.

Melissa’s work often sits between the two worlds of desert and bush, or coastal and inland, usually inspired by a recent camping trip. Painting for her is a sensory experience, allowing the work to develop of its own accord is paramount, through mark-making, colour play, and integrity to materials and surface.

Melissa completed a Bachelor of Arts (ART) Curtin University WA (1994), and then moved south where she and her partner have a family of three sons and run a small farm vineyard and cellar door. The last few years have seen Melissa more fully invest in her arts practice and she has been finalist in a number of national shows including The Paul Guest Prize for Drawing (2016), Kogarah Art Prize (2015), Albany Art Prize (2015), Lloyd Rees Landscape Prize (2015) & Fleurieu Art Prize (2011) amongst others.

Photo credit: Bo Wong

Artworks
Embankment (Reeds and Paperbark) by Melissa Bougheyoil and beeswax on board 62x62cm framed $1400
Night Swims (Into The Blue) by Melissa Bougheyoil & beeswax on board 82x82cm framed$2750
Underwater Wonders (with accentuated hues) by Melissa Bougheyoil and beeswax on board 82x82cm framed$2750
Clay Embankment (Water Table) by Melissa Bougheyoil & beeswax on board 32x42cm framed$790
Brow of Hill (Light Red Foreground) by Melissa Bougheyoil & beeswax on board 22x22cm framed$490
Silty Sands (Tidal Riverbed) by Melissa Bougheyoil & beeswax on board 22x22cm framed$490
Chasing Shadows (In The Pinjar Wetlands) by Melissa Bougheymixed media on paper 32x40.5cm framed$550
Winter Light (Shape of Trees) by Melissa Bougheymixed media on paper 32x40.5cm framed$550
Coast to Paddock: and inbetween by Melissa Bougheyoil and beeswax on board 32x32cm framedSold
Coastal Landscape: expanded notes by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 22x52cm framedSold
Embedded Landscape 1 by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 22x22cm framedSold
Embedded Landscape 2 by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 22x22cm framedSold
Headlands and Gravel Dust by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 32x32cm framedSold
Sky In 3 Parts by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 17x22cm framedSold
Southern Coastal: colour swatch by Melissa Bougheyoil on paper and board 22x22cm framedSold
Coastal Heath To Inlet by Melissa Bougheyoil and beeswax on board 22x52cm framedSold
Waterways and Lowlands by Melissa Bougheyoil and beeswax on board 42x42cm framedSold