Melissa Dietstein is a professional artist from Somerset West, South Africa. She graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2008 with a B.A Fine Arts Degree. Following ten years of professional photography, she traded her camera for paint brushes to become a full time artist.
Melissa has a fascination with the way light moves on the subject which is inspired by her background in photography. Clouds seem to be significant in most of her landscapes .Her work focuses on the moment and realness in a world that is driven by technology and screens.
“ To look up at a cloud and realise that it is only there for a moment in time before moving on and changing shape, makes me feel in touch with the present and realise what is real, and what is in another dimention.”