Melissa Scott-Miller is an acclaimed painter of meticulously detailed urban landscapes and portraits of people in their surroundings.
Melissa Scott-Miller grew up in Kensington, London, and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. She was taught by Anthony Green, Lucian Freud, and Jeffrey Camp; who said of her work:
“A child prodigy is rare in music or mathematics but very rare in painting. For Melissa, the picture comes whole, erasure and overpainting seem unnecessary. The visible world is easily grasped. The multiple components are handled with the assurance of a virtuoso.” She won numerous accolades from the Slade, twice including prizes judged by Carel Weight, whom she admires greatly to this day.
Since graduating in 1981 with a first class degree, Melissa Scott-Miller has shown work at numerous galleries and with such leading exhibiting societies as the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the New English Art Club.
Her urban landscapes focus on the London streets she frequents, with the ability to keenly observe detail as both artist and local.
Her portraits have been exhibited five times at the National Gallery as part of the annual Portrait Awards. She has held solo shows across the UK at the Albemarle Gallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Mark Jason Gallery, and most recently the Twenty Twenty Gallery in Ludlow. She has also held solo exhibitions in America at the Acquavella in New York, and the Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky.
The numerous awards that she has received include the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2008. She is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club.
She now teaches at Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London, and the Royal Drawing School. In March 2023 Melissa Scott-Miller held her first solo show at Chris Beetles Gallery, London. This summer, she has exhibited her works at The Royal Academy as part of their Summer Exhibition as well as at the Mall Galleries NEAC annual show. Recently she has taken on numerous commissions and can be spotted painting around the city.