The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography

Mel Simone Elliott

Mel Simone Elliott was born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. After studying Graphic Design and then spending several years working in education, she embarked upon a career in art and restudied at Batley School of Art and Design.

The work makes a very tongue in cheek study of women. Influenced by fashion and interiors magazines, the work sums up women¹s obsession with owning ‘nice stuff’ and women¹s tortuous lives in general.

Mel works predominantly with gouache for a very flat, crisp look and paintings often feature pattern and household objects.