Friends and buyers describe me as their mystery artist. 

Most of my work contains a hidden image, a shadow or story. This is my way of replicating the surprise you get when you look at a scene and suddenly you see more than you thought was there: a camouflaged insect on the bark, an illusive figure behind, the dancing shadow.

Often this happens without my planning, almost as if there is a greater force guiding my brush.

A sense of Angus

mixed media oil painting by melanie meyer artist


My photography often holds a hidden story. I like to capture the things that usually go unnoticed, like a tree frog in the bark.

The moment I take the shot, I feel both a part of and apart from my subject.

My work is largely unedited. I like to reveal the truth in the colours and shadows, unfettered by visual effects and techniques. I love the surprise and mystery of the story yet unheard.

tree frog hidden in bark of tree

wild flower lily karoo



"I know artists whose medium is life itself and who express the inexpressible without brush, pencil, chisel or guitar ....

They neither paint nor dance.Their medium is Being.

Whatever their hand touches has increased Life ....

They see and don't have to draw ....

They are the artists of Being Alive."

- Frederick Frank - 

oil painting River Dancer

quiver tree painting by melanie meyer artist

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March 2016 Newsletter Extract:

Artists of the South Art Group are hosting their annual Easter Exhibition from today 24th March until this Monday 28th March.

WHERE & WHEN: Simonstown Library Hall Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m Daily. 24th - 28th March.

There will be wine and snacks at noon on Saturday where all the artists will be around to meet you.

The Artists of the South group have invited a few new artists to join them at this exhibition, myself included....



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