Meet Melissa

Melissa Clements is a British-born, 24-year-old fine artist from Perth, Western Australia. Specialising in classical painting, Melissa’s work is informed by her experience as a migrant, using art to interpret memory and identity while making sense of being human in the contemporary world.

Melissa has been a finalist The Archibald (2023), Darling (2022) and Lester Prize (2021). At the age of 23, she was commissioned by the Supreme Court of Western Australia to paint the official portrait of the Chief Justice, Peter Quinlan.

2023 Archibald Finalist

Melissa Clements In the driveway, 40°

oil on paper

15.4 x 11.6 cm

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A Commission for the Supreme Court

The Honourable Chief Justice, Peter Quinlan

Oil on Panel

2023

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