Melisa Savickas
Photographer and Business Owner
Melisa Savickas has been creative for as long as she can remember. Born in Melbourne, Melisa spent her childhood in the Heidelberg area, drawing for hours on end, in a home that had time for all things creative. Her love for the visual arts kept growing and led her to a Visual Arts degree, where Photography quickly became her focus. Melisa has been a photographer for around 30 years and has her own micro business in photography, which centres around weddings, portraits and events.

Melisa’s artistic photography explores the inner workings of her mind and often contains imagery that has layers of meaning and sometimes extremely close viewpoints. She loves detail and strives to create photographic artworks that contain unexpected elements and are developed from multiple images or are altered to bring them to new meaning. Botanical photography is her passion. One recurring theme is the spectacular designs found in nature, and specifically in plant life. Macro and ultra macro photography and multi layered digital art is a major focus of her current work.

She also creates photographic art jewellery, using her skills to conceive and develop original imagery for photographic necklaces, earrings, brooches and pins that are enhanced under glass domes. She works with other media as she is inspired and will not be limited to just one kind of art creation. She is constantly honing her painting and illustration skills and discovers new possibilities with each work.

Her extensive international travels have provided her with imagery and experiences that are a constant companion in her artistic journey. She is especially attracted to ancient cultures and is influenced by Lithuanian (her heritage) and Latvian jewellery and woodcraft designs, the intricately carved work of the Cambodian and Egyptian temples.

Melisa has exhibited in 13 group shows in the past few years, and held her first solo show in 2019. Her work is held in Private Collections in South America, Canada and Australia. She has won several Artist Grants over the past few years and completed major bodies of work with these, including a large photographic book named 'Restricted', exhibited in 2021 addressing restrictions and social distancing during the Covid-19 period in Melbourne.

Melisa is an active member of TAM (Thou Art Mum), a women's artist group consisting of artists from Banyule and Nillumbik, and has been for 7 years (in 2023). She exhibits with the group several times annually, in galleries and exhibitions across the city, as well as other exhibitions independently.

Melisa's photographic artworks are released in limited editions and are often printed on Chromaluxe metal substrate, to give the most intense appearance possible, with absolute clarity of her detailed imagery. If you are interested in purchasing her work, or commissioning something special for your collection, you are welcome to contact her directly.
Melisa Savickas
Mixed Media, Painting, Jewellery Design
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Public art projects, Exhibitions, Commercial commissions, Art instructions/lessons, Arts for social change/creative activism
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Adults, Businesses, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts)
Major - Photography