I don't know why I haven't seen your work before, but I'm pleased I have. I just stopped by your portfolio, and was pretty f'in impressed, Mel; you're an outstandingly
talented illustrator. I love your art style - you've clearly got a range of influences, but they've all merged into one beautiful technique. So well, in fact, that it's not particularly easy to determine who those influences are, which is a pretty important part of being a decent artist.
Anyway, keep doing what you're doing, because it rocks the house; I hope that someday, I turn out work that is even slightly
near to where you're at. I'm not hugely confident, though.
(And I've learnt from your work, so thank you for your part in making me a better artist.)