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, walking and the creation of a Digital-Art-Index.
The focal point of her investigation is the relationship between the figure and the landscape working with traditional materials that are sympathetic to specific topographies 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. She has exhibited widely and has work in both private and public collections.