It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Pablo Picasso
Some artists have such a thirst for new inspiration, driven to explore the many mediums and styles that exist within the world of art that it would be impossible to pin them down to just one genre or stylistic category. Mel Davies is one of these painters, finding the beauty in everything he comes across in life, noticing the small details in people and his environment that others simply overlook. As a result, his stunning portfolio is diverse, yet all of his paintings for sale have a similar charm that is unique to the artist. I Love creating art whatever its style may turn out to be. I would hate to restrict myself - each style has an effect on another.
Although I don't have a problem creating a piece that's realistic, I'm working hard to produce more impressionistic pieces. I believe this style is now very popular, although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.
When I find myself captivated by a pretty space, one of the first things I study is how the art is influencing the design of the room. It’s crazy how much art changes the feel of a room, yet lots of people leave it as an afterthought when putting together their home. It’s the cherry on top, it’s the finishing touch.
In my opinion, there is no wrong way to design. You could start with a sofa, a painting, a fabric, rug, a photograph, whatever. Art doesn’t have to be driving force, but it IS a strong influence. Art is a great way to contrast, soften, add color, or add graphic emphasis. You can use art to get more serious or get a little cheeky. Design for me is always a bit of a balancing game. Adding a bit more traditional to a modern space, a little bit of rustic to soften a glamorous one, etc. A little thing like a picture on a wall can totally sway the vibe of a space.
International selling artist Mel Davies S.T.A wishes not to categorize his artistic style as he does not want to limit himself or his artwork. His art is simply the passionate expression of his strong romantic feelings. Mel has many pieces of work in private collections in the UK, The Republic of Ireland, Europe, America and Australia.