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!

Catching the Light

Merilyn Chappel is a master of colour and design in all of her paintings. In this recent collection the focus is on capturing the unique time of the day or weather conditions when the landscape in questions catches the sun’s rays. This is a dramatic and moody collection of artworks which exhibit Merilyn’s use of mixed media including watercolours, acrylics, inks, pure pigments and crayons to draw the viewer’s eye to the focus of the painting – where the subject catches the light. This is Australian creativity at its best!