Melanie Charles

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Banbury - North & West

I am a professional artist specialising in animal art, a traditional subject, but with a modern, colourful and contemporary spin on my style to create fun portraits. I like to create work that makes you smile! I enjoy painting different breeds of cattle, but welcome the challenge of painting any animal that catches my eye. Living on the boarders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire there are plenty of farm animals and wildlife right on the doorstep.

A rainbow of bright, bold, striking colours are my core palette, I also like to play with plain and patterned backgrounds and have been known to throw in a monochromatic style in complete contrast to my usually colourful work. I nearly always work on stretched canvases of various sizes from a tiny painting that would fit in the palm of your hand to giant canvases that are taller than me! From my original work, all of which are for sale, I have my paintings professionally scanned to get a true colour matched digital image that I can use to produce prints and some gift ideas.
I love nothing more than being creative in my garden studio. It’s a fab space, it stays cosy and warm in the winter and is glorious to throw the doors open in the spring to hear the birdsong.

You can see all of my creations, originals, prints and gifts over on my website where you can click through to my shop and purchase online. If you see something via my social media posts please do message me to discuss payment/delivery/collection.
You are most welcome to collect from my studio CV35, please contact me to arrange a time to visit, please bring a mask or face covering and I will provide hand sanitiser.
You can contact me via
Mobile: 07803 598444
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The Barn @ The New Inn
45 Main Road
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
OX17 2ND
07803 598444
Facilities available: 
Accessible for Wheelchairs, Demonstrations, Refreshments, Parking

Opening Dates and Times

May 2022
10am-4pm (preview Thu 19th 5-7pm)