Carl Melegari

Carl Melegari was born in Denbighshire, North Wales, of Italian parentage and now lives in Bristol His contemporary approach to painting explores both the human form and the urban landscape. Melegari primarily focuses on the semi-abstraction within the figure and has become increasingly fascinated by the versatility of oil paint. Often working from life and models, Melegari explores how the physicality of the paint combined with the density of pigment can give a sense of life radiating from the canvas: as if to evoke the vigour of the human form. His approach to painting explores the treatment and handling of paint whilst conveying expressionistic nudes and landscapes. His paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts with the surface, as they do on the subject of the painting. Through the veils of layers, achieved by continuously accumulating and scraping back the paint, a figure emerges as if to suggest how the sitter itself has become enveloped and partly obscured by the energy of the paint.



Selected Bibliography
The Sketching and Drawing Bible Marilyn Scott
The Artists Pocket Palette North Light
The Perfect Drawing Harper Collins
The Encyclopaedia of Drawing Techniques Running Press
How to Capture Movement in your Paintings Arum


Llanberis Pass
Oil
61 x 46 cm
2100

Worms Head Rhosili
Oil
60 x 40 cm
1980

Herschel
Oil
77 x 102 cm
sold



Carl Melegari
Gaius
Oil
20 x 25 cm
980

Goia
Oil
20 x 25cm
sold

Tryfan, Snowdonia
Oil
40 x 40cm
1600



Cosima
Oil
20 x 25 cm
980

Cascata Fiori Rosa
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold

Zeta
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold



Agapeto
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold

Llyn Idwal
Oil
51 x 51 cm
2000

Roses in white vase
Oil
20 x 25cm
980



Roses in lilac vase
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Sgwd yr Eira
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Sheep II
Oil
20 x 20 cm
850



Faury Glen
Oil
20 x 25cm
980

Miners I
Oil
91 x 61cm
sold

Elena
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold



Elmo
Oil
46 x 35cm
sold

Anonciada
Oil
60 x 76cm
sold

Callisto
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold



Meirius
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold

Aegeus
Oil
20 x 15cm
880

Dino
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold



Neto Duo
Oil
102 x 76cm
sold

Paz
Oil
20 x 15cm
sold

Regina
Oil
61 x 46cm
2200



Senona
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Gabino
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Lalla
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold



Bartoli
Oil
76 x 61
sold

Adalia
Oil
76 x 61cm
sold

Hilario Duo
Oil
61 x 46cm
sold



Faro
Oil
76 x 61 cm
sold

Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle
Oil
51 x 51cm
2150


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