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      ENGLAND'S VOICE

      ENGLAND'S VOICE

      'Translating our landscapes, ancient forests and open spaces, into worlds full of dynamism and stillness via coloured shapes, is the whole reason to be alive' 

      By physically exploring woodlands, nature reserves, fields and parks I have heard the articulation of the nature, the personification of our land some say. It pours out of me as a new visual language that I wish to express, making a mute form articulate. If we have a connection between a subject than the manner of Personification has significance.   

       

      The classic elements of earth, water, air and fire, combined with the sensory elements of fluidity, mobility, solidity are declared part of an abstraction in my paintings, into how a physical place is sensed. For me its trust in your instincts and paint it by translating it into a new visual language of shapes and colour which resinates from a location.  

       

      Paint seems to flow from my brush to fill in the gaps of a language not spoken. Humans invented speech and language to communicate with each other. We don't fully understand what whales say to each other, but we know they make sonic sounds that we can hear with technology. What if we couldn't hear them underwater, but only sensed that they were communicating with each other and us.  Is that a language that we should listen too. Does nature have a 'true voice' within the earths land and the trees, that is the question.  And if it does....What would it be saying to us right now in England. 

       

      My painting ‘Whispers in the Field’ exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition 2019 recognises the fragile balances within our social eco world. It depicts a rich cultivated field which provides a sense of place, pride and cultural identity as the emphasis is on sustainability for the future and how we interact and work with nature, and not against it. 

       

      Within my paintings I use a various of processes of applying intuitive layers of paint to construct or deconstruct my paintings. Large brush marks are in contrast to the static floating shapes that she sees. The next stage is planned as  the image is based around those original marks to be incapsulated in movement or stillness and what I have seen and felt. 

       

      Berman’s result is an exciting style of Abstract Fauvism style of painting that creates a new visual dialogue to engage and sense with, by giving nature a voice.  

      Going for Gold

      Going for Gold

      Take note - House and Gardens Features Melanie Berman's Art work.

      Carole Annett highlights current trends and hot buys in her 'Out and About ' blog page in the September Issue on Page 34 of House and Garden Magazine. Carole has been a driving force predicting trends and picking out the latest and hottest new things for the home for House and Garden for over 15 years. She knows what she is talking about.

      I'm delighted that she has highlighted 'Golden Realm '  An abstract impressionist piece with loads of buzz and energy with delicate undertones, oozing style and creativity. Carole has further endorsed that Melanie Berman is an emerging artist who is one to watch out for. 

      This painting measures 100 cm square and cost £1900 . Contact@melanieberman.com 

      See more of Melanie's artwork at The Gallery - One Warwick Park in Tunbridge Wells. 

       

      Luxury hotel launches artwork

      Luxury hotel launches artwork

      The opening party at One Warwick Park Hotel (OWP) was full glamorous people who had been lucky enough to be the first to experience the new luxury lifestyle hotel and art works. 

      Upstairs subtle grey and beige tones mixed with the stone and marble surfaces contrasted beautifully with the rich dark wood panelled doors and chrome fittings. 

      The lower ground floor holds the new 'Art Gallery'.  Amazingly it's deep under ground but the the architects have created soft lighting to highlight all the hidden treasures that are housed there creating a welcoming and atmospheric space.

      As you head to the gallery space you are greeted by a vibrant painting by Melanie Berman. Go further and her abstract artworks have produced a blast of colour in the gallery. Inviting you into an explosion of colour, which reflects her passion for the natural environment. These large luxury paintings are full of intriguing marks and shapes. Berman wishes to raise the question, 'What does the natural environment mean to the individual, does it play an important part in modern society today? Berman brings graffiti into her landscape painting to add to the cross-over barriers of modern society into her work as a form of territory and freedom of expression.

      The art work also explores the possibilities of the hidden treasure in ancient woods and coasts as in ones that are intrinsic and that are tangible to us.

      Visit this summer 'The Gallery' at 'One Warwick Park Hotel' in Tunbridge Wells - it's a must see.