Mel Langton PaintingMel Langton is a Lincoln based designer and illustrator whose work encompasses both digitally created pieces and traditional painting techniques.

Having moved from Leicester to study Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montford University in Lincoln, Mel graduated in 2001 with BA (Hons) Illustration, in which she chose to specialise.

Mel produces a range of colourful, bold and edgy artwork and has a particular passion for depicting strong and feisty female characters, which relates back to her days on the track playing roller derby. Music, lifestyle and alternative culture also play a huge part as influences within Mel’s work.

Recent commissions include artwork for the British Blues Award winning band King King, being chosen to design one of the Barons for the very popular Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail in 2015 and being commissioned to paint three Knights for the Lincoln Knights’ Trail in 2017.

This year Mel was chosen to create artwork for one of the Lancaster wings on the 100 Voices trail, which commemorates 100 years of the RAF and Lincolnshire’s close association with aviation.

Mel also regularly takes on private commissions and exhibits her artwork in both solo and collective exhibitions.

You can catch Mel’s next solo exhibition from 30th July to 5th August at the Gallery at St. Martins, Lincoln.