Showing a strong love for animals and a total disregard for perspective, the artwork of Singapore illustrator, Melissa Tan, better known as Paintinks by melt, exhibit a whimsical and delightful quality. Using watercolors, inks and pencils, she creates worlds where dragons host a tea party, tiny pink polka-dotted elephants nestle in trees and forest animals dance in the moonlight. Fat cats are featured in many of her paintings although she claims that her own feline, Ellie, is far from overweight.
Her work has been showcased in her home country of Singapore, all the way to Australia and New York. And a portion of proceeds are set aside for good causes (one of her favourite give-backs is picking wishes from the annual Christmas charity wish-tree!)
Her clients include Samsung, Faber-Castell and Swatch. Charities that she has worked with include the Breast Cancer Foundation, Hong Kong Dog Rescue and Cat Welfare Society.
More frequent updates can be found on her Instagram and Facebook pages (links below!).
2014 Group exhibition at the "100th Feature Exhibition", Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2015 Group exhibition at “52-Week Illustration Challenge Exhibition” at Arts Brookefield, Perth, Australia
2015 Book Expo America, Children’s Art Auction, New York
2016 Play me I’m yours, an International Street Piano Project
2016, Group Exhibition,"The Great Egg-Venture"
2016 Solo exhibition, "Shades Of Happy"
2017 Group Exhibition, Artbox, Switzerland
2017 Mural at Duxton Plains Park, Urban Ventures, Singapore
2018 Group exhibition, "Mickey Go Local"in partnership with Disney Singapore
2018 Solo exhibition, "Seasons of Happy", Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard, Hong Kong
2019 Featured on Marvel's Superheroes of Singapore video presentation
2019 Group exhibition, We love SINGApore, in partnership with Singapore Kindness Movement
2019 Mentor with Club Rainbow's Dreamseeds Arts Fest
2019 Design work for SPCA (Hong Kong), SPCA (Singapore), Hong Kong Dog Rescue, Tails Lantau, among others.
Partnerships with various charities around the world with groups such as American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,( New York,USA, Free Art Foundation (San Diego, USA), Art Fur Animals (Cleveland, USA), Chibawan animal rescue group (Tokyo Japan), Hong Kong Dog Rescue (Hong Kong), Very Special Arts (Singapore)
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