Poppy Melia

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  • Heron and Trout
  • Magnolia and Butterflies Mo'orea
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Poppy Melia is an Irish artist with an international sensibility and presence. In 1989, after graduating from the National College of Art and Design, she spent a year painting on the Polynesian Islands with fellow artists Pauline Bewick and Holly Melia, her mother and sister.

On her return to Europe, her debut solo exhibitions in London (the Catto) and Dublin (the Rubicon) were critical and commercial triumphs. Since then, Melia has travelled and painted throughout the world, drawing inspiration from sojourns in Nepal, China, New Zealand, North America and Europe, in particular Tuscany, where she has summered with her family since early childhood.

However, her main inspiration is rooted in the Kerry countryside, with its mountains, lakes, sea, flora and fauna, which have surrounded her since childhood. Her art is highly sought after in the print media and in literary publishing, and she has appeared on many TV and radio programmes. Her work hangs in private and public collections in Europe, America and South Africa.

Melia paints highly detailed, realistic, rhythmical works, which can take up to a year to complete. Since the early 2000s her success has meant that her work is often sold before it is finished.

Resurgence & Ecologist Issue 319 has an arts feature on Melia and her mother, Pauline Bewick.

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