Melanie Rose was born in Northern Ireland. Educated at Winchester School of Art, Trent Polytechnic and Central Saint Martins, she is currently studying for a practice-led PhD in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. The focus of her research is the landscape set within the South Downs National Park, explored through drawing, painting, print-making, and walking.
The focus of her research are the observations garnered whilst walking and aligned with artworks held in collections about this specific landscape. Working with traditional materials that are sympathetic to the environment including chalk-gesso, egg-tempera and oak-gall ink. She is a member of LAND2, a national network of artist/researchers with an interest in place-oriented art and has exhibited widely with work in both private and public collections.