Commissions

Poppy Melia's paintings have taken up to a year to complete. They range from €2000 up to €20,000 according to how long it takes and also taking into account size and detail.

If you contact her with a size, a subject or a price bracket she can discuss some ideas for a commission. If you would like to add titles of works you especially liked of Poppy Melia's this will also help.

There will be no deposit and you are not obliged to buy.

"This gives me more freedom and I paint better that way."

 

Prints

  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print
  • Limited Print

 

 

Poppy Melia’s limited editions are printed by Ireland's longest established fine art printing studio, The Copper House, Dublin. The Copper House is a member of the Court of directors of The Fine Art Trade Guild and contribute a column to their Art Business Today magazine, as experts on Fine Art Printing.

The prints are of the finest museum quality, dated on the back, embossed by the Copper House and signed and numbered individually by Poppy Melia.

Etchings

  • Etchings
  • Etchings
  • Etchings

This limited edition of zinc plate etchings are signed, numbered and individually hand tinted by the artist. The zinc plates were etched by Poppy Melia in Cork Printmakers fine art printmaking studio, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

Etching was introduced in the early 1500’s and as a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in use today.

Etching is a process which uses acid to make marks in a metal plate. Once the plate has been etched by the artist the whole plate is inked up and then wiped to remove the surface ink from the plate, leaving ink in the incised areas only. The paper is dampened so that, under pressure, it will be squeezed into the inked recesses of the plate. 

Poppy Melia then hand tints the prints in her Kerry Studio. Each one is painted to order.