2018

Merilyn Chappel

A Beautiful Land

A Beautiful Land

Australia is a beautiful country! While this exhibition focussed on the unique vistas of our countryside with its rolling hills and rural homesteads, this is a theme that I continue to paint. As we travel to different areas of the country, there is an endless supply of reference material from country homes with their shiny metal roofs to the rustic fences surrounding them.
Sometimes I reflect the simple beauty of the bush in clear watercolours but other times I use mixed media to reflect the vibrant colours that are unique to this southern land.

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Merilyn Chappel

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An interior designer and journalist, Merilyn Chappel has been painting for over 25 years. Initially a watercolour artist, her work has evolved to encompass other mediums including acrylics and inks, but more recently mixed media. This foray into mixed media has resulted in uniquely textured, impressionistic works but these still exhibit Merilyn’s dramatic use of colour and design. Merilyn’s subject matter varies considerably from large dramatic landscapes to small interiors; from bold and colourful fruits to sensitively painted flowers; from Australian stockmen to French villages; from African giraffes to Australian dairy herds; from Sydney sailboats to outback towns – even shoes, hats and teacups have a look in!