About Me

Hello good people and welcome to my website.

Firstly, thank you for coming by.  It means a great deal to have people being interested in me and my work.

Secondly, if you have any suggestions to improve the page don’t be shy – let me know! Your input is awesome and I don’t bite…much.

So who am I, this Mel Newing of the Art?

I am a self taught animal and pet portrait artist living in Essex, UK.  By creating animal portraits I hope to give you the chance to own original works and prints of wildlife subjects drawn in various mediums, as well offering commissions of your beloved animal friends, all drawn in my own unique style.

I’ve been developing my technique since 2012, most recently adding colour ink into my repertoire, and learning all about the wonders of acrylics and oils (it’s messy and it’s awesome!).  I completed a Pet Portrait Diploma with the London Art College in June 2017, gaining a Distinction (no shame, proud “tah-dah” moment!), and I’m keen as beans to add more works into my collection, hopefully grabbing your attention and keeping you wanting more!

I find drawing both relaxing and meditative, for me it’s a great way to chill out after a hard day in the “proper job”, and I can get carried away for hours on end, head stuck into a drawing, cuppa always at hand, pooch keeping me company by my feet.

Me and my crewie doing the “proper” job!

I didn’t want to scare you away with a wall full of words delving into the depths of my past, but if you are interested CLICK HERE where I will tell you how I’ve come to be on this art journey and what hopes I have for the future.

Any further questions please get in touch here or email me:  mel@melnewingart.co.uk 

Hope you enjoy my website, my work and my art journey.




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