Mel Pearce is an artist and illustrator who likes scribbling on detail.
She takes inspiration from games, Japanese animation, machinery, childhood nostalgia, elephants, fish and teeth, to name a few things.
While completing her Advanced Diploma in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft at the Central Institute of Technology, meL thrived in metal-plate intaglio etchings and detailed drawings, and received the Blaxell Award, a prize awarded to promising graduating artists. She then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration at Curtin University.
Her work has appeared in literary magazines dotdotdash and Voiceworks and was featured on the West Australian Young Readers Book Award poster for 2017.
Mel is a self-professed nerd and has exhibited and sold fan-art at anime and pop-culture conventions such as Oz Comic-Con and Wai-Con.
She was born in Subiaco, grew up in Darwin and lives in Perth’s northern suburbs. She would like a dog.