2019

Merilyn Chappel

Sea and Sky

Sea and Sky

I have been painting boats for many years as well as landscapes with distant horizons. But recently I have embarked on paintings with big skies. I have really enjoyed the drama that a big sky can give to an artwork be it a stormy outlook or just a big, bright sunny day. When the sea is added to big dramatic skies the combination is wonderful. Be it daybreak with the beautiful colours reflected on the sea or twilight when the sea takes on a moody look, seas and skies are a marriage made in heaven for an artist!

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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!