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ugh, i'm SUPER shy about having my pic taken but i'm told that it's good for people to know what i look like so here goes...

Our Story

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.

She supports and collaborates with local and international charities worldwide including Hong Kong Dog Rescue (Hong Kong), Bunny Tales Rescue (South Africa), Cat Welfare Society (Singapore), Food from the Heart (Singapore).

More frequent updates can be found on her Instagram and Facebook pages (links below!).

Selected events:

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.

Yearly fundraising efforts for non-profit organisations such as Hong Kong Dog Rescue (Hong Kong), Singapore Chinese Girls's School Fund 120 (Singapore), Bunny Wonderland (Singapore), among others.



In the Media:


52 Week challenge


Women's Weekly 

The Best of You

Nippon Paint                                                                 

Marvel Studios

World Water Day

Singapore Kindness Movement

Maybank #Inspiregoodsg  

Humans of Singapore



Millennials of Singapore

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