Rich & Vibrant images for Life
Orla Mellon Art
I’m Orla Mellon & I am passionate about painting animals & nature, honing my fascination with the subject into my art, which juxtaposes pattern and vibrant colour beside beautiful creatures, so connected to me and to the earth itself.
As a child, my father took me fishing & hunting for rabbits. This imbued a deep appreciation of where my food comes from, and a connection to the animals & to nature we so often take for granted.
It wouldn’t take long before these visceral experiences found their way into my art.
I currently work from home in my studio in Dublin.
I hope you will enjoy looking at my work.
This commission I created for an environmentalist. My brief was to create something that had low impact on the environment. I used a tree that had blown down in storm Callum for my canvas.
I got the help from the guys at the Mens Shed in Walkinstown, to cut the wood into a surface I could paint on.
My client keeps Irish Honey Bees, so this was my theme. I ended up keeping some of the wood exposed for the honeycomb, as i felt the colour worked really well.
Before putting the three sections together & painting...
Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas on commissions. I can talk with you about your ideas & help shape any visions you have.
Galleries & Exhibitions
Grogans Bar, 15 William St. S. Dublin 2
Currently exhibiting some art work
Front Lounge, Hunted 2013
The John Hewitt Bar, 2002 & 2011
51 Donegal St. Belfast
Cambridge Gallery, 2003
7 Market St. Derry
“Lucky for me, my husband likes a pint and was having a drink in Grogans in Dublin city centre when he spotted a painting of a stag on the wall.
I rang Grogans and they kindly put me in touch with Orla. Orla was a pleasure to deal with and we decided to get the stag on a bigger canvas and also get a fox. We live beside the Phoenix Park in the strawberry beds so both pieces seemed very fitting.
We love the vibrant colors and hang Orla’s artwork proudly in our home.
Supporting-mammy run businesses, buy local, supporting women.”
“I got Orla to Commision a cow picture for my new build. It's the centre peace in our open plan kitchen living and dining room and we absolutely love it . Orla was a pleasure to work with taking in all our crazy.”
“Orla painted a pet portrait of our boxer Zoe a few years ago, and I can honestly say it's one of my favourite things we have in our home. The painting is so beautiful. The colours are so vibrant and there is so much texture, and the likeness to Zoe is spot on. As much as I love all these aspects about the painting, my favourite thing about it, is how Orla managed to capture Zoe's personality. I don't know how she did it....but she did!!!! Thank you so much Orla, we love it!”