2008

Merilyn Chappel

For the Love of Shoes

For the Love of Shoes

As an interior designer, I am often inspired to embark on a new painting theme by a client’s particular passion. In this case, it was a client’s love of shoes! And the reference was amazing! From beautiful shoes by Manolo Blahnik to Jimmy Choo; from Valentino to Christian Louboutin – I had a field day!
And once I had completed a series of designer shoe artworks for my client, I was so inspired I kept going on this theme! Next it was soft ballet pumps, spotted Mary Janes with round toes and buckles, well worn sand shoes, Havaiana beach thongs and then a country drover’s old boots!!

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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!