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About Cat Portrait Artists Melanie

Welcome to my about me page! I have collated a few of my favorites photos which might give you a little glimpse into my life. Animals have always played a huge part in my life including cats. I had a cat as my first pet as a child called Misty. I was bought up on a smallholding in the late 80's with ducks, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, dogs and cats. I had a lovely upbringing and it cemented my love of animals and nature right from an early age.

Melanie and Lily

The photo below is a snap taken by Nicholas when we were trail running in Wales. Lily loves exploring the woodland paths and countryside with us and we try to get as much exercise as we can. We work a lot in the studio and our jobs are quite sedentary so we love getting out into the fresh air and there are plenty of places to do that around here.

Melanie and Lily

Another of my past times is to take photos of our countryside on our little trundles around the lanes. We live fairly rurally and the sky and clouds fascinate me. There is something different to see every day, particularly early mornings and late evenings. The photo below was an early morning misty photo with the sheep in the field.

Photo of landscape

The photo below was a fluke to see as we were out for a walk and the rainbow appeared. In the end it was a full rainbow right across the lane, simply beautiful. It's always good to have a camera handy, I sometimes take out my SLR but mostly I have my iPhone with me and they take pretty good photos when the light is right.

Photo of landscape

I love taking photos of snow, it doesnt snow all that often here, perhaps once a year for a few days. However its a magical time and getting out with the camera is one of my favoruite things to do. I hope you like the photo below.It was taken near our cottage along a public footpath.

Photo of landscape

I love doing crafts in my spare time. I recently did a day course in stained glass making and made a hanging window display. There were a number of different patters to choose from and I immediately opted for this one. I felt it was very reminiscent of the designs by Rennie Mackintosh which I love. I didn't want to use the obvious pink and purple colours so I opted for natural greens and blues. It always receives very complimentary comments when visitors come into my kitchen where it is displayed.

melanie phillips crafts

As you saw above I enjoy trail running, but i always enjoy road running with the girls and try to get out weekly. We belong to a running club and run with them when we can too. It's really great to get out and about in the fresh air, especially after sitting in the studio all day, feels good to do exercise and have a chat with the girls too. The photo of me below was running during lockdown last year along a public footpath across a field near to where we live.

Photo of landscape

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my photo gallery and finding out a little more about me! If you would like to find out more about Nicholas, head on over to see photos on his page and read about him - Nicholas Beall.

Photo of landscape

 

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