Melanie Baulch is a local artist living in Beelbangera NSW. She received formal art training at Julian Ashton Art School, Charles Darwin University Alice Springs and the National Art School.
Melanie's passion for the visual arts is imbued with a distinctive flair and ability. Called a colorist at art school she loves to play with paint, shape and colour. Her expressive brush-strokes bring a unique energy to her work. Her lyrical imaginative images stem from nature and her surroundings.
She has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions and received a number of local art awards. In 2008 a large abstract landscape was shortlisted in the Alice Art Award. Currently she is teaching art and facilitating art workshops within the Riverina community.
Some of the art workshops Melanie has held include Picasso Heads for primary school children, printmaking with high school students, colour workshops for Griffith Regional Art Gallery
volunteers, memories in colour for dementia sufferers and carers and mandalas with Afgani men.
Melanie has also been involved in facilitating life drawing at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery from 2011 to 2013, has opened art exhibitions such as Rustica by Catherine Stewart, Sticks, Stones and Bones by Hape' Kiddle and has acted as assistant judge at the John O'Brien Art Award 2014 and the Penny Paniz Art Award Leeton, NSW, in 2013 and 2014.