Melvyn was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

His works have been widely exhibited in the UK and overseas, and has many works in public and private collections. He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and has had some of his books on drawing published.

"My landscapes often centre around the drama played out in nature, a dark cloud threatens, a sudden burst of sunlight, a moody sky against snow covered fields. These are the times when nature displays her more provocative side; probably for just a few seconds; these often fleeting moments I have tried to capture in my images."

Melvyn is the author of 4 books, the most recent being
OThe Instant Printmaker, Collins & Brown.