2012

Merilyn Chappel

All Things French

All Things French

A trip to Paris and the Dordogne valley provided so much inspiration it was almost overload! After painting a series of French doorways and windows, I took to painting street scenes from busy Parisian boulevards. The crowded streets and the colours of the Metro signs seemed to lend themselves to mixed media interpretations in the typical French colours of black, white, grey and a touch of red.
The country villages with their colourful markets lent themselves to cheerful paintings utilising pen and wash in bright, clear colours. It was as much fun chatting to clients who purchased these artworks as they relived happy holiday times depicted in watercolour and ink.

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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!