Hiya, I’m Mel, a London based illustration / lettering artist and the inky hands behind all of the characters that you see on here and more. I promote mindfulness though art.
So what’s that name about then? Well, The Mighty Mindcircus came from a time in my life where I was governed by a flighty, circus-like brain (most of my life). Full of ideas and imagination, all of the time - it was exhausting. Now I’ve worked on channeling that mental energy into my work. Painting and lettering brings me calm and grounding in an otherwise wild world, and I’m here to share it all with you!
As a six year old I was a prolific (unpublished) author, illustrator. Few people know that. And now, after a decade (or three) of experimenting with other creative outlets - ranging from photography to jewellery making, I’m back here - illustrating and writing. Obviously my younger self was no slouch, she knew what was up - unlike the 25 year old jeweller me.
Over the last few years I’ve really spent time honing my artistic style - drawing on influences from unbelievable talent such as Beatrix Potter, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Riddell and obviously the king himself, Sir Quentin Blake. It took a long time to brush up my skills and each painting is still a complete adventure - I have no idea how it will end and I LOVE IT - sorry for shouting.
Thanks for coming by.