Melanie Wakeman

Melanie graduated with a diploma of Graphic Design from Auckland Technical Institute in 1980. Working for TVNZ Graphics before traveling to London and Melbourne where she worked as an Art director in the Advertising and Marketing Industry. Retiring to a lifestyle block in Whakamarama, Melanie had the time and space to explore her journey as an artist.

Melanie has exhibited in Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty and has won several awards. She is a member of the OMOKOROA ARTISTs GROUP and exhibits with them annually. Whether it’s watercolour, or acrylic there is a distinctive, vibrant, style to her work. Most recent work explores painting on alternative surfaces and out of the ordinary things, especially if there is a recycle reuse opportunity.

Melanie Wakeman Tui shell