Wanaka based abstract water colour painter Sophie Melville has produced 3 new beautiful beach inspired fine art prints, read on to discover more about the collection!

‘I’ve found I’m drawn to focusing on the process of creation not the end result. I’ve then discovered that my best works are when I have given everything to the process of creating and have been utterly absorbed with translating my energy onto paper.’

The works in this collection ‘Beneath the Stillness’ were inspired by a desire to go deeper and build on my acceptance and harmony with the flow of life. While I’m drawn to endless inspiration from my close contact with the mountains in my home town Wanaka, a spark was lit inside me last summer to create works based on the always forgiving and boundless sea.

The concept for going deeper into a place of quiet was to explore how I could visually establish the state of my energy often after stillness through ruling a horizontal line on my paper then picking up a water jar and brush and letting my intuition and vibration guide the artwork’s creation.

The play of the vibrant sky filled with movement beneath a calm and endless sea suggests equilibrium amongst waves of energy and chaos. This for me is best described as trying to live consciously which has helped bring out my essence and to get clear on my values. It has then enabled me to see what is most important in this precious life so I can focus on channeling more of what I want but also to soften into and accept the times I’d like less of.  It is most definitely about finding flow. I hope you can feel it in this work.


Edition range is 50 per kind. Signed by Sophie Melville, numbered (1 of 50), dated with the year 2020 and the title of the work.

All prints are printed on German etching fine art water colour paper and include a paper border around the art. Prices: A5: $55, A4: $95, A3: $145, A2: $225. You can view these and other beautiful work over at: https://www.sophiemelville.com/