"Melissa captures a fleeting, in-between kind of moment where the best of people shines through. I am in awe of the light she shows beaming from inside these children!"

"Her particular innovation is her application of empathetic outreach approaches to visual arts education, placing her at the forefront of innovative and inclusive arts pedagogy. She has the unique ability to inspire a confidence in each individual’s creativity, at the same time as helping each individual to use their creativity to help their wider community."

"Melissa's photography shows the love she has for nature's natural, simple beauty that people rarely take the time to enjoy."