Melanie Deegan’s sculpting career started in the 1980’s when she spent several years working as a woodcarver with Ray Holloway in the Somerset village of Draycott.
The artist uses wire, steel and a mix of textured materials such as cotton or jute scrim with Crystacal, Jesmonite, or Paverpol to create her sculptures.
Her sculptures are inspired by various sources including photographs, paintings and real life. Her work is also inspired by the scenery of rural South West England.
Her work has been exhibited widely around England. Galleries:
Moreton Gallery, Gloucestershire
Churchgate Gallery, Somerset
First View, The Gallery Spread Eagle Courtyard Stourton Warminster Wiltshire
Riverside Gallery, London
Tides Art Gallery, Barbados W. I.
Azure, Sidmouth, Devon
The Brownstone Gallery, Modbury, Devon
Gallery @ 500 feet, Church Hill, Lynton
The Whitethorn Gallery, Clifden
Ross Fine Art, Ramelton, Co. Donegal