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Melanie Hodge

I am based in West Sussex and learned to paint in the reverse oil on glass technique while living in Croatia. Painting in reverse allows me to turn ordinary window glass into looking-glass landscapes full of colour and detail. I am inspired by flowers out of season, starry skies and journeys of all kinds. In this painting a small cottage is marked by a heart, making it particularly appropriate to the Big Heart Auction.

I have held two solo shows (Zagreb and London), participated in a number of group shows and have works in private collections in the UK, US, Croatia, Germany, Malta, Israel and Canada. One of my paintings is part of the permanent collection held by the Association of Croatian Naive Artists in Zagreb. I balance my creative practice with my role as a parent carer, including running workshops for Creative Carers from home.