Melanie Taylor received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and her MA Fine Art from the University of Southampton, UK, at the Winchester School of Art. She has taught fine art at international, public and independent schools and colleges in her home country, England, and in the USA. She has exhibited her artwork in galleries and museums in the UK, USA, Spain, Mexico and India, and her work is held in numerous private and public collections. She is the recipient of professional awards for both her artwork and work as a teaching artist. Melanie relocated to San Diego from London, England, 8 years ago and lives in North Park with her family and numerous animals.