Melanie Mascarenhas – The Cry of The Western Ghats

Mixed Media, Original, Painting | 65 × 54 cm | Framed


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These energetic sound marks and colours represent the unique plants, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and invertebrates that together make up the intricate ecosystem of the Western Ghats. Many of these organisms are globally threatened, so this rich tapestry demands protection for those species to have a chance of survival.

Ink, watercolour, and pastel on paper


Melanie Mascarenhas is a UK based artist and naturalist whose practice is informed by a love of direct, considered observational fieldwork and an intimate connection with wildlife in its environment. Her unique, first-hand wildlife encounters are brought to life through expressive painting, drawing and printmaking. Melanie’s work shares the interconnection between organisms and their fragile ecosystems through the interplay of colour, movement and sound drawing creating a visual representation of the rhythm and energy of the places and environments that inspire her.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.