Melissa Halley (1976) graduated in 1999 at the Amsterdam School of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Education.
In 2001 she joined graphical studio Grafisch Collectief Thoets, which exists of 6 artists who share a large studio. This studio is specialized in graphical techniques like etching, lithography and silkscreen.
Grafisch Collectief Thoets was founded in 1980.
Melissa mostly gets inspired by nature, not only by its beauty but also by its fragility and the finality of it. Beauty and horror, life and death twist around one another like eternal lovers.
To find inspiration Melissa loves to stroll around the city, park or woods to look for (small) treasures.
She never leaves the house without a good book and her sketchbook.
Melissa Halley lives and works in Amsterdam.
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