ABOUT me and cv


MELISSA LAUNAY’S paintings explore the themes of mystery and imagination, curiosity and wonder. Her latest works explore the internal and external spaces of the English house and garden, from the cosy world of the potting shed to the ordered lawns of the stately home.

Inspired by a visit to the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, Melissa invites us into the magical rooms of the doll’s house, and to imagine just what occurs when the lights are turned out.

Characterised by their luxurious colours and intricate detail, Launay’s enchanting works conjure dreamlike spaces into which one can escape.

Melissa Launay lives and works between the south of Spain and London. She achieved an MA in Fine Art from the University of Seville and has illustrated several books for British and American  publishers.  Alongside her illustrative work, Launay has also painted many murals for the charity Kids Company run by Camila Batmanghelidjh.



2017 Christmas
Mixed christmas show at the Russell Gallery

2017 October
Affordable Art Fair with Russell Gallery

2017 May
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Russell Gallery

2017 March
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park with Brian Sinfield Gallery


2016 December
Group Christmas show at the Russell Gallery, Putney, London
2016 November
Publication of illustrated book BE MORE TREE. Written by Alice Peck, illustrated by Melissa Launay. Published by CICO BOOKS
2016 June
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Heath with the Russell Gallery
2016 March
Affordable Art Fair London Battersea  with the Brian Sinfield Gallery
2016 February
‘ Marmalade on toast and an orange’ wins Winsor and Newton Artist of the Year award at the Mall Galleries
organised by Artists and Illustrators magazine.

2015 December
CURIOUS TALES solo show at the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London.
1 – 5 December

2015 October
‘A cup of tea dear’ Selected for the 163rd
RWA Bristol open exhibition 4- 29 October

2015 August
Group Summer exhibition in support of Mother of Peace Orphanage, Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Cotswolds
2 – 31 August
2015 June
Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead with the Russell Gallery
2015 March
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park with the Brian Sinfield Gallery
2015 February
Works on Paper Arts Fair with the Russell Gallery

2014 December
Group Christmas Show at the Brian Sinfield Gallery
2014 July
Exhibiting at Childwickbury Arts Festival

2013 December
Christmas Group Show at the McAllister Thomas Modern and Contemporary Gallery
2013 September
25 Years Anniversary Group Show at the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery
2013 April
Affordable Art Fair with the FourWalls Gallery in Bristol
2013 April
Exhibiting at the Decorative Antique and  Textile Fair with Jenna Burlingham Gallery 
2013 March
Busting into Spring group Spring show at the McAllister Thomas Modern and Contemporary Gallery
2013 March
Affordable Art fair with the FourWalls Gallery

2012 December
SOLO Show at The Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London. 6-24th December
2012 November
A selection of paintings with The Fourwalls Gallery at the Hampstead Heath Autumn Affordable Art Fair, 1-4th November
2012 October
The launch of my new company LAUNAY DESIGNS at the Brand Licensing Europe at Olympia, London. 16-18th October
2012 October
“My Mama Earth” wins GOLD Moonbeam Award in the category of best picture book 4-8 year old.
2012 May
A selection of paintings with The Fourwalls Gallery at the Bristol Spring Affordable Art Fair, 18-20th May
2012 April
Launch of “My Mama Earth” my first illustrated children’s book published by Barefoot Books and written by Susan B. Katz. To be in all bookshops by the 1st of April
2012 March
A selection of paintings with The Fourwalls Gallery at the London Spring Affordable Art Fair
2012 February
Mixed exhibition with Hannah Battershell, Rosalind Chapman, Rebecca Merry and Belinda Syme at the Framers Gallery.

2011 November
Mixed exhibition with Chris Salmon, Rebecca Merry and Mike Davies at the Framers Gallery.
2011 October
Exhibiting with FourWalls Gallery at The Palace Art Fair, Fulham, London
2011 June
Solo show at the Coningsby Gallery
2011 March
Exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair with The Enid Lawson Gallery

2010 November – December
Mix show at the Enid Lawson Gallery
Exhibiting with the FourWalls Gallery at the Palace Art Fair, London
Exhibiting at the Norton Way Gallery

2009 March
Exterior Mural ” The Gathering” 10 x 5 metres in the Centre of Cordoba, Spain

2008 August
Group Exhibition at Sala Mercado, Malaga, Spain

2007 May
Affordable Art Fair,Bristol. Reubens Gallery
2007 March
Affordable Art Fair,London. Reubens Gallery
2007 February
20/21 International Art Fair RCA. Russell Gallery

2006 December
Christmas show at the Russell Gallery
2006 July
Summer show at the Russell Gallery
2006 May
Affordable Art Fair,Bristol. Reubens Gallery
2006 March
Affordable Art Fair,London. Reubens Gallery
2005 September
Solo Show at La Sala de Arte, Malaga. Spain