Melanie Comber 1970

British artist Melanie Comber’s distinctive oil and pigment works elicit an emotional response through their abstract composition and perspective. The artist layers diffrent ratios of oil paint to pigment, giving a rich coloration with a unique, bold matte textured finish. Once applied, Comber introduces a third dimension to her works by carving haptic patterns that evoke terrestrial scenes of beaches, roads, and other landscapes.

Comber’s palpably textural artworks explore notions of spatial focus, toying with scale and distance as she layers and carves into paint, and dusts the surface with powdery pigment. Often appearing as aerial views of anonymous landscape – like the surface of the moon – or conversely, magnified microscopic matter, Comber’s works are both ethereal and bold renderings of abstracted landscapes.

Born in 1970 in London, Comber graduated from Wimbledon of Art in 1993 with a BA in Fine Art Painting. She went on to receive her MFA in Painting  from Chelsea College of Art in 1994. She has been exhibtited extensively in the UK and abroad. She has been in notable touring shows including the coveted Royal Academy Summer Show in 2011. In 2010 Comber was a finalist  in the Marmite Art Prize. The artist’s works are in numerous public collections including Deutschebank, Coutts, RBS, Hiscox, RGB Underwriting, Jupiter, Pantheon Ventures, The David Roberts Foundation, Sainsburys and numerous private collections in the UK and abroad.... read more

Melanie Comber Paintings and Drawings

Fish Wish

Melanie Comber: Fish Wish

Half 1970

Melanie Comber: Half 1970

500 Miles

Melanie Comber: 500 Miles, 2007

Extinction

Melanie Comber: Extinction, 2007

Lost Part 6

Melanie Comber: Lost Part 6, 2007

Parable

Melanie Comber: Parable, 2007

Revival

Melanie Comber: Revival, 2011

Birds Eye View

Melanie Comber: Birds Eye View, 2015

Ghost Dogs Part 2

Melanie Comber: Ghost Dogs Part 2, 2015

Gaze

Melanie Comber: Gaze, 2016

Hurst

Melanie Comber: Hurst, 2016

Anglosaxon

Melanie Comber: Anglosaxon, 2017

All Over the Place 1

Melanie Comber: All Over the Place 1, 2018

Horizon 2

Melanie Comber: Horizon 2, 2018

Labyrinth

Melanie Comber: Labyrinth, 2018

North

Melanie Comber: North, 2018

Under Northern Skies

Melanie Comber: Under Northern Skies, 2018

Under Northern Skies 2

Melanie Comber: Under Northern Skies 2, 2018

Under Northern Skies 3

Melanie Comber: Under Northern Skies 3, 2018

Black Hole (1)

Melanie Comber: Black Hole (1), 2019

Black Hole (2)

Melanie Comber: Black Hole (2), 2019

Boston

Melanie Comber: Boston, 2019

Dawn

Melanie Comber: Dawn, 2019

Dolphin

Melanie Comber: Dolphin, 2019

Dusk

Melanie Comber: Dusk, 2019

East Neuk

Melanie Comber: East Neuk, 2019

Frobisher Bay

Melanie Comber: Frobisher Bay, 2019

Popsicle

Melanie Comber: Popsicle, 2019

Stars and Stripes

Melanie Comber: Stars and Stripes, 2019