Mel Macklin is a kitsch-smitten, fairytale-fancying, pop-femme picture-maker from Melbourne.
Mel's artistic style blends lowbrow influences with delicate, detail-oriented European storybook illustration. In seeking to capture how fairytales interact with contemporary life Mel is heavily influenced by fashion, with many of her characters sporting couture looks and awesome hair. Mel's characters approach adventure with a well-dressed confidence and spirit and she hopes that her work inspires a similar sense of confidence and creativity in the people that follow her work.
An eye for detail and love of hands-on creation means Mel not only creates her illustrations in her Melbourne studio, she also produces her own archival prints and crafts beautiful frames from scratch, using materials sourced from local suppliers wherever possible.