Merissa Hylton

I am a mixed media artist and illustrator from Reading, Berkshire. I worked as a bespoke textile & interior designer for 12 years before deciding to leave the corporate design world to return to my first love – my art.

I studied art and design at London Guildhall University (Sir John Cass School of Art) and it has always been my goal and my passion to share my art with the world.  My work is inspired by many things; my Jamaican and West African ancestry, emotions, mental health, self- acceptance and healing.  I love to create artwork that speaks to people on a personal level – each piece has its own journey and story.  I believe that every piece I create will resonate with someone, somewhere.

I am a strong advocate of art as a form of creative therapy and I strongly believe that engaging in art – whether in a creative capacity or a voyeuristic role – has a beneficial effect on our mental health and personal wellbeing.