Mellons style had developed along simpler lines. After serving in the First World War Mellon moved to the town of Gorleston in Norfolk and he became well known for these seaside scenes with a mass of clearly defined people. He loved to paint the beach at Gorleston whilst looking into the sun and the play of light on the sand fascinated him.
Mellons work can be seen in public galleries in Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield and Great Yarmouth. His first picture to be exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1924, was a beach scene entitled Yarmouth August Bank Holiday. From 1924 (when he was 46) until 1955, Mellon was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and had more than 50 canvasses hung in the Societys prestigious galleries. Campbell Mellon loved to paint the beach at Gorleston while looking into the sun.
The play of light on sand and water fascinated him. His skies are never a matter of perfunctory filling-in and, whether an untroubled blue or heavy with huge cumulus clouds, they are an integral and often dramatic part of the composition. Mellon was elected a Member of the Royal Society of Oil Painters and of the Royal Society of British Artists the following year. He died in Gorleston on August 28th, 1955. Because of the fragile nature of picture frames, all frames are offered free with the painting.
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