Alcove Lobby

Melody Poon

Melody Poon

“A Love Letter to Art”

My artistic practice focuses on creating colourful art that takes the viewer away from the boredom and the darkness that we all experience in life. My abstract works are intuitive paintings of that moment in time when I create art for myself. The emotions conveyed varies from the chaotic lines and shapes to the painstakingly slow application of dots. Clouds and flower-like shapes are recurring motifs that symbolize the beauty surrounding us. I obsess over the small details in the painting that holds the viewer’s attention. The soft layers of colors and iridescent sparkles create a dreamy and ethereal scene, transporting the viewer to another space and time.


My love for art began when I was a child. I was happiest when I was given a box of crayons and promised the freedom and time to create whatever my heart desired. Art had been a hobby that I never felt I had enough time for because of my adult commitments that earned a paycheck. Creating art saved my life from depression while suffering from a rare illness. The end of that chapter was the beginning to another. It was a life-changing experience that gave me the strength to pursue my passion for creating art. This exhibition shows work that was inspired by my love and gratitude for art that saved my life.