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Artist & Children's book illustrator

Melany is an internationally published artist who currently lives between London, UK and Stellenbosch,South Africa.  Her unique and vibrant art has been on exhibit around the world, and as an active member of the SCBWI, she has attended numerous international workshops & conferences.


Melany co-founded Happy Artworks Studio, a collective of professional artists specialising in children’s book illustration, who’s mission is to educate & inspire children across the globe.


Her work has been published in numerous countries, nl. South Africa, Zambia, Canada, USA, China and Korea.


(See her News-Page for Awards and Achievements.)








"I’ve been painting in the sun since I  arrived on planet earth, and I would love to keep doing so until I leave one day.  


My aim is to send out as much love and light into the world as possible. . . much like a crystal that sparkles rainbows while dangling from a tree.


I think picture books are just like rainbows. . . a promise of hope and inspiration.


re: Art commissions:  I'd rather paint something to match your garden than your furniture.



Artist''s Statement