Mellady is past President of the Australian Guild of Realist
Artists (A.G.R.A.) a member, of the Pastel Society of Victoria
and "Brushmen of the Bay". While her personal painting
is her highest priority, she is constantly asked to teach,
judge art shows and has professionally demonstrated her techniques
to many hundreds of artists.
1984 she has received many awards for both pastel and oil.
Her paintings have been acquired for Sutherland, Campbelltown,
Frankston, Susomo and Nagoya (Japan) government collections.
Lyn has featured in Australian art reference books, as well
as local and international art publications.
in Australia are a constant search for the special conditions
that imprint the character of the area into her memory. Each
work has a focus based on Lyn's personal observation and the
reality is subtly shaped for emphasise. Her main love is the
language of water in the landscape.
Lyn was born in Quirindi, NSW and grew up in Sydney’s Cronulla
beach areas. She has taught ballet ARAD, became a primary school teacher,
then consultant art teacher. Her own artwork emerged and it has become
her chosen occupation since 1981. Today she relishes the challenge of
combining spontaneity with careful technique.
After being finalist in the first International Pastel Excellence Art
Landscape Awards, Lyn was asked to share her painting thoughts which
appear in the Autumn Pastel International Magazine no 14,2002. She is
featured in three art reference books and many art magazines. Four paintings
in print . There is a limited edition series of graphite drawings of
Sydney. Five works have been acquired for government collections. Lyn’s
paintings are in corporate and private collections on all continents.
She is a member of the Brushmen of the Bay,a councillor of the Australian
Guild of Realist Artists and member of Pastel Artists of Victoria ( where
she has been a major prizewinner in their annual exhibition 5 times in
the last 6 years). Lyn exhibits at Flinders and Sorrento Fine Art Galleries
on the Mornington Peninsula.