Melanie graduated in Fashion Design 1980 and consequently worked in the Fashion Industry. She later gained a Fine Art (BA Hons) in painting 2008.
She has exhibited widely in Kent and East Sussex. She now lives and works in Rye.
Berman translates our landscapes, ancient forests and open spaces, into worlds full of dynamism and stillness via coloured shapes. Berman physically explores woodlands, nature reserves, fields and parks to articulate the personification of our land into a new visual language.
The classic elements of earth, water, air and fire, combined with the sensory elements of fluidity, mobility, solidity are declared as an abstraction into how a physical place is sensed.
Berman uses various processes of applying intuitive layers of paint to construct or deconstruct her paintings. Large brush marks are in contrast to the static floating shapes that she sees.
The result is an exciting style of Abstract Fauvism style of painting that creates a new visual dialogue to engage and enjoy with.
currently is exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.