Closed for the Holidays

Hi lovely people. Just a quick message to let you know I am enjoying some time of with my family. At the moment the shop section of the website is on pause, but you are still able to browse. I will open back up on February 1st.

If you wish to purchase a piece of original art you can still do so at BlueThumb Art Gallery. I will ship on February first.

Please press the button below to go to BlueThumb.

See you in February,


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I am so glad that you are here!

Let me introduce myself: My name is Melanie Smolenaars and I am an Australian artist from Perth, Western Australia. I am mainly known for my alcohol ink and mixed media paintings. My artworks are often serene abstracts with flowing, rich color palettes and ample use of gold.

I see painting as a form of meditation. It brings calm in a world of chaos.

I love working with a variety of media, exploring their possibilities, mixing them together and experimenting. My favorites at the moment are alcohol inks. I love their chaotic and unruly nature. The inks very much do their own thing, they are impossible to control completely. They have taught me the art of letting go.

Please feel free to explore, and let me know if you have any questions!

With Love, Melanie

  • Extra Large Statement Art

    These extra large statement pieces will definately make a big impact!

  • Original Art

    A lovely selection of serene paintings to suit every home!

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    A selection of affordable art posters to brighten up any room!

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In the Spotlight!

‘Floral Galaxy’ - Original abstract artwork with bright colourful flowers.
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YouTube Tutorials; have a look at how I create my art.

  • Pretty trinket trays

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  • Gorgeous tea towels

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  • Beautiful magnetic boxes

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  • Luscious gift wraps

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  • Customizable pantry stickers

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