Cambridge, South East England
About Lia Melia
I had a wonderful teacher who taught me that no matter how technically good an artist is, if they do not paint from the heart and soul, they say nothing. I paint because I have to, and from the heart.
I grew up in a Medway town in Kent, a few minutes walk away from the sea, which remains my main source of inspiration. The seas moods can always express my deepest feelings.
My medium is unique, developed over many years. I use powder pigments and solvents and bake them onto aluminium, (mainly for speed of drying) or, occasionally, onto glass. I use fluid mixes which need high levels of control; for more figurative work I thicken the medium, which makes it easier to work. I love experimenting.
I live in a small English village with my beautiful young Burmese cats. I love music,walking, gardening, engaging with nature, and I study a range of subjects. Mythology has been a life long love, and very often my paintings are about elemental forces as represented by the gods.
Poetry often supplies me with ideas, and it will be apparent to anyone looking at my work that I love Yeats!