Welcome to the blog of Melanie McDonald ! I'm a professional artist, my life is divided between my home in Newquay, Cornwall and my renovation project - an 18th Century farm - in North Brittany, France. My inspiration comes from the beautiful beaches, skies and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Scotland. This is where I share my paintings and photographs, I hope it inspires you.
Drive with me Do the things you won't believe Drive with me Past the city and down to the sea Crushing dreams Leave me be I cannot sleep Drive with me Past the city and down to the sea Crushing dreams Leave in peace Let me be Excerpt from 'Sea Song' by the British alternative rock band the Doves (another band I love to play when I'm painting... ). Read more about them on their excellent blog: DovesMusicBlog
Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful. Written by one of my heroines - the wonderful British parfumeur Jo Malone Painting above: The Magic of Polzeath You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery