Melanie Max’s semi-abstract original landscape paintings are inspired by the British coast and wetlands. “I think of my paintings as found landscapes and as visual journeys. They evolve on the canvas and the focus of the painting gradually comes into view. I make visual journeys in paint to find the landscapes where I feel most at home. They evolve on the canvas, the focus gradually coming into view. I find the landscape I need after a journey into my minds eye, making sense of the marks and colours on the canvas along the way. Each new mark suggesting a new path to travel, sometimes bringing me to a crossroads where I sit and study the subtle shifts of light and colour on the horizon to decide which direction to take. It is a meditative escape and part of my creative process. I begin with a journey and my journey ends when I have found the landscape where I want to be."