Melissa Franklin Sanchez was born in 1984, in Warwickshire, England.
In 2002 she graduated from her humanistic studies: Art, Music, English Literature, Performing Arts and Ballet.
In the summer of 2003 she completed an intensive art foundation course at the Slade School of Art, London. She then enrolled at the Florence Academy of art where she graduated with the three-year diploma in painting and a 4th year of specialization.
Her work is currently represented by Scriba Gallery, Venice, Italy, W. H. Patterson, London, the Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY , Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme Ct, Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina and Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Melissa’s love of Italy, its culture, beauty and tradition will continue to be an inspiration for her life and her work.
2010 Art Power, Concilio Europeo dell Arte, Venezia, Italia
Local Landscape, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, USA
The Lure of Florence, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas,USA
The Florence Academy of Art, Alumni Exhibition, Florence,Italia
200 anos, vivarium novum, Roma, Italia.
2009 Paul S. Brown and the Florence Academy of Art Select, Patterson Gallery, London, UK.
St Francesco e Santa Chiara, Massa, Palazzo Ducale, Italia
Exposicion de pintura clasica realista de artistas venezolanos, Isttituto Portoghese, Roma, Italia
Passion for Painting, Grenning gallery, Sag Harbor, NY,USA
2008 All Paintings Great and Small, The Cooley Gallery, Old
San Francesco, Massa, Palazzo Ducale, Italia
Local Landscapes, Sag Harbor, NY,USA
Ten years, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY,USA
Young Collectors exhibition, Ann Long Fine Arts, Charleston SC,USA
The Florence Academy of Art, Alumni exhibition
Patterson Gallery London, Uk
2007 Local Landscapes, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY,USA
Studio Selects, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor NY.USA
The Florence Academy of Art Alumni exhibition, Florence, Italy
2006 New Studio Works and Plein Air Landscape Show, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor NY