Melissa tends to specialise in portraits with interesting background detail. For instance, a family group with their house in the background, or perhaps the sitter in his or her favorite room, or in a corner of the garden. She is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club.
Melissa works from life, not photographs, but works quickly, so a few sittings are normally enough. The background detail she can fill in later.
Melissa also welcomes commissions for houses, gardens or a favorite view from a window.