2011

Merilyn Chappel

A Country Life

A Country Life

Our daughter started dating a gorgeous Australian country bloke ten odd years ago – and how fortunate that he is now my son-in-law! Well with this country bloke, who starred as The Man from the Snowy River at the Sydney Royal Eater Show, came horses – and camp drafting – and Akubra hats – and Drizabone coats – and a new series of artworks! I decided to do these paintings in a minimalistic way to highlight the unspoken and silent bond between an Aussie bloke and his horse.
As well as the drovers and the campdrafters, I was also inspired by other men of the land – the farrier and the shearer, to name a few.

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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!