2014

Merilyn Chappel

Rich and Ripe

Rich and Ripe

There is something so beautiful about a blushing, ripe peach or a purple tinged artichoke. Nature’s bounty are a beautiful source of inspiration and I continue to love painting fruit and vegetables. My extra large paintings of winter pears and quinces have made their way into dramatic dining rooms, while crisp white bowls filled with lemons or shiny pewter ones overflowing with figs have brightened up kitchens.
I have so enjoyed experimenting with painting the same subject in different ways and then finishing them in a variety of frames too. A green and purple artichoke painted crisply on a white background looked fabulous in a country kitchen as it was framed in a rustic timber moulding. The same artichoke with its deep purple tips painted with a deep, dark background and framed in a wide pewter moulding made a dramatic artwork for a French inspired dining room.

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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!