Friday, 14 December 2012

Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery Window!

THE ENCHANTED LANDSCAPE, my next Solo show at Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery in Chelsea.
I decorated the windows with Uni Posca white marker pens. Painting directly onto the glass and specially to enhance and frame the Show!
Please come an visit, exhibition is running from the 6 - 24th December 2012!

Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery
Park Walk
SW10 0AQ

Gallery opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 6.30 pm
Sat: 11 am - 4 pm. Closed Bank holidays and public holidays


Here is some more exciting press coverage on my latest paintings and studio!
This January's issue of Artists & Illustrators has an interview of me and some photos of my workspace.
Check it out, it's out NOW in your local news agent. Page 36-37!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Here is some exciting press coverage on my forthcoming Solo show at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery from December 6-24th. 
For more information on THE ENCHANTED LANDSCAPE exhibition, please visit Jonathan Cooper Gallery.

Below you can view the article in January's 2013 ELLE DECORATION magazine.There is also a small mention and you can see my painting " Snow is Falling" in this January's issue of HOUSE AND GARDENS, both available in shops today!

Featuring in this January's  ELLE DECORATION is painting titled:
 "JUST LIKE OWLS" Gouache on paper. 56 x 76 cm

Featured in this January's HOUSE AND GARDENS is painting : 
"SNOW IS FALLING" Gouache on paper. 70 x 100 cm

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Here is some exciting press coverage on my forthcoming Solo show at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery from December 6-24th.
For more information on THE ENCHANTED LANDSCAPE exhibition, please visit Jonathan Cooper Gallery.

Below you can view the article in this month's Kensington and Chelsea magazine.
There is also a small mention in this December's issue of Period Living, out in shops now.

I have more features coming up this December and I will share them with you when I get hold of them! So exciting!
Thank you Period Living and Kensington and Chelsea magazines!

Monday, 19 November 2012


Dear Friends, 

I am delighted to invite you to THE ENCHANTED LANDSCAPE, my next SOLO show at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery in West London.

6 - 24 December 2012

I will be exhibiting a new collection of paintings of enchanted landscapes and playful narratives inspired by my love of nature. 
Jewel – like landscapes, snow covered forests, feathered trees and cool blue waters provide the backdrop for an array of exotic birds, wild animals and insects.

Please come and visit, 7 - 24 th December.

Private View on the 6th December from 6 - 8.30 pm, by invitation only.

For more details and to view all the paintings online, please visit Jonathan Cooper Gallery.

20 Park Walk 
London SW10 0AQ

Gallery opening hours

Monday- Friday 10 am - 6.30 pm
Saturday 10 am  - 4 pm 

Closed bank holidays and public holidays

Three Deers and A Stag 
Gouache on hand made Khadi paper. 56 x 76 cm.  © Melissa Launay 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012


New Christmas Cards published by DRY RED PRESS.
The RHS Royal Horticultural Society has selected Snow is Falling as one of their Christmas Cards this year, selling them in packs of 10 in all their stores!
If you would like to purchase some of my Greeting Cards please get in touch with Dry Red Press.
You can also find some of my other cards in shops across the UK, Scribbles is now selling two of my cards online HERE.

Monday, 15 October 2012


Launay Designs Stand E 166 at  BRAND LICENSING EUROPE in Olympia, London.
Doors open at 9 am - 5 pm. Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th.
Please come and visit!

 We offer delicate, intricate dream- like designs and patterns for licensing use within the home, textiles
stationary and giftware categories.

Saturday, 13 October 2012


This coming Tuesday 16th October I am launching a new design company - LAUNAY DESIGNS - at Olympia's BRAND LICENSING EUROPE SHOW.

I have always been attracted to the beautiful products displayed at Liberty's, Fortnum & Mason's and Harrods and there is not a design fair or market I don't like to go to in London for inspiration.
It has always been a dream of mine to create a collection of patterns and hopefully, one day, see them on the counters or in the window displays of the best shops - textiles, wallpapers, lamp shades, cushions, tea sets, umbrellas, kitchen ware, aprons, tea towels, napkins, beauty products, candles, chocolate boxes, anything that is eye-catching. 

LAUNAY DESIGNS was founded three months ago with Ben Reynolds who worked in advertising for many years. Ben started his own food retail business in 2007 and after it grew into a multiple site retail chain, he successfully sold it earlier this year. He is now a retail business consultant.

I am the artist behind all the designs and patterns.

LAUNAY DESIGNS offers delicate and intricate dream like designs and patterns for licensing use within the home, textile, stationery and giftware categories.

Please come and visit us at the Brand Licensing Europe Olympia show. 16th - 18th October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

My Mama Earth wins GOLD award!

My Mama Earth published by Barefoot books, writen by Susan B Katz and illustrated by me has won another award!! We are all so excited!
2012 GOLD Moonbeam Children's award in the 4-8 year olds picture book section!
Please view full article here.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Patterns and textile books

These are a few of the books I have been looking at recently for inspiration.
Full of beautiful designs and patterns, Iranian Textiles my favourite!!
From Top to Bottom:

V&A Pattern Indian Florals
V&A Pattern Garden Florals
V&A Pattern William Morris
WALLPAPER by Phillippe Model. Scriptum Editions
IRANIAN TEXTILES Jennifer Wearden and Patricia L. Baker. V&A Publications

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My New Website is UP and running!!

My New Website is finally finished!!
All the type is handmade and so is the little bug that jumps from section to section as you select witch area of my website you want to view!

I am so pleased with it!! A big THANK YOU to my good friend Kieran for all his patience and for turning all my crazy suggestions into this website! You are a Genius!

Please visit my new website at: 
All feedback very welcomed!

Snapshot of the 2012 paintings page in the Fine Art section!

Snapshot of "My Mama Earth" in the Illustration section.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

My Mama Earth Reprinting

Only last week I heard that My Mama Earth has sold out in under 3 months and it is getting reprinted!!
The lovely writer of my Mama Earth, Susan B Katz has been doing the most incredible book tour throughout the States, with readings in schools and bookshops dressed as My Mama Earth! Brilliant! Thank you Susan for such incredible promotion!!
Please have a look HERE at the Barefoot Books Blog, where you can see a photo of Susan dressed up as My Mama Earth! 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Bugs and Blossoms

Another couple of small paintings for the Affordable Ar Fair Bristol this coming week! In total I have made six new paintings for this show! Hope they are all well received!

CONTAINED BUGS. Gouache and collage on paper. 24 x 24 cm. 2012
CONTAINED BLOSSOMS. Gouache and collage on paper. 24 x 24 cm. 2012