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"Melodie’s insights into people and cultures really separate her from other accomplished artists. You will always see a statement and point of view in her incredible work. Both the intensity and subtlety of her expression is like a signature on everything she produces."

Andy Wakefield

Creative Director at Help Agency

“Melodie’s work, once seen, leaves an impact; it’s uniquely her.

There’s sensitivity and depth to her vision.”

Cheryl Culver PPPS

Ex President of the Pastel Society


(from the Article "Artists To Watch"

Pastel Journal USA December 2017)




Melodie Cook PS 2024



Melodie Cook PS


About me


My career began in the fashion industry, working in Italy as a freelance designer and consultant collaborating with some of Italy's major brands including Stefanel, Benetton, Replay and La Perla.

After 18 years I left the fashion world and set up a new art and design studio,creating collections and illustrations for editorials and children's books, stationery, ceramics and glass.

After a few years I returned to the UK and went to the Art Academy in London to study fine art full time.


After college I decided to focus on drawing-portraits in particular-and began using pastels.

My work has since been exhibited twice in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual open exhibitions, at the Gallery Holt four times and every year since 2013 at the Pastel Society-where I have won 5 awards to date and was made a member in 2017.

My work is part of collections in the Uk,Italy and Canada.

In 2017 I also began working with clay and rediscovered my passion for sculpture. Ceramic sculpture is now an established part of my practice. 


Elected as a member of the Pastel Society UK in 2017


Elected Full Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists in 2022 Sadly now disbanded





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