Melissa Franklin was born in 1984, in Warwickshire, England. 
In 2002 she graduated with a degree in humanistic studies in Art, Music, English Literature, Performing Arts and Ballet. 
In summer 2003 she completed an intensive art foundation course at the Slade School of Art, London.
She then enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art where she graduated with the three-year diploma in painting and also completed a 4th year of specialization.
Her work is currently represented by Scriba Gallery, Venice, Italy and the Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.

Melissa’s love of Italy, its culture, beauty and tradition will continue to be an inspiration for her life and her work.

The piece

Before breakfast
Oil on canvas, year 2010
65×100 cm