Melissa Scott-Miller


(British, Contemporary)

Melissa Scott-Miller was born in Central London.  She attended the Slade School of Art from 1977-1981 where she made the urban landscape her specialty, choosing metre-square canvases to record the rich detail of the twenty-first century city.  Ms. Scott-Miller is inspired by the presence of nature and its juxtaposition with the city that inspires her the most, she told Artist & Illustrators.  She says, I like somewhere functional and not clean and tidy, and I like signs of life and places where nature is trying to take over-like when you get a buddleia growing out of a crack in a building, or tree hugging a rooftop.  She enjoys studying and drawing Victorian school building, mansion flats, municipal stations, and libraries.  She is inspired by the old and embraces the new.  This is seen throughout her work.   Ms. Scott-Miller says, I feel that if I can paint what I see as accurately as possible, it will look appealing-if thats the right word-because I feel, who am I to edit nature?  It looks beautiful enough as it is.

            Melissa Scott-Miller has done just that.  Her work embraces her surroundings of the old and new buildings with the softness and beauty of nature.  She is a member of the New English Art Club and the Royal Society Portrait Painters.  Her work draws influence form the likes of Bruegal, Stanley Spencer, and Carel Weight.  Her work as won her many awards such as the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2008, The Lucy Morrison Award Royal Overseas league in 1992, and many more.  She has participated in many group and solo exhibitions in London and the United States.  Melissa Scott-Miller exhibits her work at the Mark Jason Gallery in New Bond Street in London and continues to live and paint in London.

Adam and Ant in Moorland
Oil on Canvas 48 x 40 Sold

Chelsea Rooftops
Oil on Canvas 40 x 48

Oil on Canvas 24 x 24 Sold

Islington, Back Garden
Oil on Canvas 60 x 48 Sold

View From Heatherlys
Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 Sold