About Me

Mel Langton at the Lincoln Knight's Trail launch with her 'Show Us What You've Got' design for the Lincolshire Showground.

The Story Behind My Colourful Work

I’m Mel Langton and I’m a Lincoln based designer and illustrator. I create vibrant original artwork, bespoke illustrations and custom portraits, using both digital and traditional painting techniques.

I moved to Lincoln from Leicester to study Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montford University. In 2001 I graduated with a BA (Hons) Illustration, in which I chose to specialise.

Music, lifestyle, alternative culture and mental health awareness are big influences within the work I create.

You’ll also spot that strong female characters and inspirational individuals are a reoccurring theme throughout my work. This relates almost certainly relates back to my years on track playing the full contact sport of roller derby.

Some of My Recent Creations

I have created artwork for a number of public art trails over recent years. These started with designs for the Lincoln Barons’ Charter trail, back in 2015, and more recently a series of Hearts for the Str Barnabas HeArt Trail.

One of my most recent projects has been designs for the Romans to Railways project at Lincoln Railway Station. You can find out more about my Public Art projects here.

Mel Langton Art Lincoln Imp
'The City Imp' created for sponsors, the Lincolnshire Society of Architects.

Why I Love What I Do

I really love to create artwork that connects with people, that uplifts and inspires.

When someone commissions me to create a special piece of art for them I love the process of connecting with my client to create something truly unique.

I also love to see their reaction to their final piece! It’s a real priviledge to be granted a peek in to someone’s world to create something so personal and special.

Where You Can Find Me

As well as creating commissioned work I regularly exhibit my own original artwork at art exhibitions and artist markets.

I also sell my work online through Etsy and Teemill.

If you would like to find out more about commissioning a special piece of artwork for yourself or someone special then please feel free to Contact Me.

You can also keep up to date with my projects by following me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If you’d like to see examples of my original artwork, bespoke portraits and public art designs please visit my Portfolio.