Helen Melia


I am an experimental abstract painter, producing vibrant paintings on both canvas and paper, using acrylics, inks, metallic paints, gold leaf and my own handmade collage papers. My work is rooted in nature, inspired by both the scenery of places visited and my local gentle landscapes of woodland and downland, where I spend much of my life walking. The paintings rely on imagination and are at various levels of abstraction but the original inspiration will always be visible. My studio is set in a large cottage garden specialising in roses, and I have also produced still-life photos of these blooms, available as greetings cards. The garden backs onto ancient woodland and is a very tranquil place to visit. Larger paintings will be on display in the house.


Work for sale
All work is for sale, £3-£500. Credit and debit cards accepted as well as cash.

Visiting information
Parking is available in a lay-by opposite the house. Several rooms in my house will be open as well as the studio, but please come round to the back. Wheelchair access to the studio is not too problematic (three shallow steps on the path down to it), and the house via front door on request. There is plenty of capacity.

Place to eat
Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Milk Churn coffee shop, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick. The Kings Head pub is a short walk uphill and the Fox Inn, Rudgwick is on the A281, 20 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive.

Transport Details
The no. 63 bus (Guildford/Horsham) serves Church Street.


1 Webb's Cottages
Church Street
RH12 3EH

Telephone: 07590430186

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Helen Melia

Church Street, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3EH, UK

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Helen Melia

Abstract painter