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About the Artist

Melissa Speed is a pastel artist living in Derbyshire, England.


A people person with an enthusiasm for history and a love of the British seaside, these are frequent inspirations in her work. 

Achievements to date include being longlisted for the Jackson's Painting Prize 2023 and the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2023, as well as being chosen by judges to take part in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.

Melissa's original works are available to purchase via Artist of the Year Gallery,  Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, and at Exhibitions. Fine art prints of some works can be purchased via Artistry.

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