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The Nook

Merchant Lane Artists

Mel on Merchant Lane

Feature artist | Mel Matthews

The Nook on Merchant Lane is a curated, ever changing art space that showcases local prominent and emerging artists, bringing you street art on the lane with a new artist every 2 months. View the artwork full scale at Merchant Lane Restaurant & Bar, 58 Main St, Mornington.

“This artwork is a mix of all the things I love most – bright colours, bold shapes, mid-century advertising posters, a little bit of geometry, and of course, birds! I also wanted to create something bright and summery, a thing to make you smile while you’re sipping a cool drink after an afternoon at the beach.”

Mel Matthews is an illustrator and artist working in publishing and advertising. She’s illustrated books, magazines, games and more for clients like Toys ‘R’ Us, Zoos Victoria, Facebook, Essendon Football Club and Red Rooster. Aside from drawing, Mel loves reading, jazz and blues, and things with feathers. She works from the Nook Studios and shares her Mornington home with a tiny bird.