Solo Exhibition 250 artworks, Gallery 307 Northbridge, Sydney 2005
Solo Exhibition Marthas Gallery, Castle Crag, Sydney 2012
Solo Exhibition Du Moulin Gallery, Annandale, Sydney 2016
Solo Exhibition Mosman Rowers Club, Mosman, Sydney 2014
Seaforth Art Group Bathers Pavilion Gallery, Balmoral, Sydney 2011
Southern Highlands Art Show Burrawang Art Centre, Burrawang NSW 2010
Barker College Art Show Hornsby, Sydney 1990, 1994
Knox College Art Show Turramurra, Sydney 1996
The Kings School Art Show Parramatta, Sydney 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
With a background in journalism and interior design, Merilyn is a bold and adventurous mixed media artist with her own gallery in the northern Sydney suburb of Dural. Originally specialising primarily in watercolours, her move to an extensive use of multi- media along with her strong sense of colour and design means she is now producing an array of exciting and unusual artworks. Merilyn has been painting for over 25 years and with this evolving style her subject matter too has expanded to encompass various themes from large Australian landscapes to intimate European street scenes; from bunches of brilliant green asparagus to piles of bright cerise cherries; from rustic Australian drovers to fine Parisian ballet dancers; from frenetic Sydney harbour racing scenes to calm beached rowing boats; from Mary Jane buckle-ups to Jimmy Choo stilettos ;from large eyed Australian cows to comical African giraffes – even an old worn sandshoe gets a look in!
“ Experimenting with a range of mediums and painting a wide variety of subjects has kept me stimulated and has meant my art hasn’t become static and stereotyped” says Merilyn. “ I am always excited to find a new subject and to perfect a new style – it keeps my art alive and fresh.”
Merilyn has exhibited in various shows in Sydney and the Southern Highlands, but having been selected to add her gallery to the Arcadian Artists Art Trail and Exhibition several years ago, concentrates on this annual exhibition. Her gallery is open by appointment.
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Phone 02 9651 3742 / 0403 139448
Some of my highlights
So, this is the excitement of painting – observing and then encapsulating all the beautiful details of the landscape and of life -from the huge sweeping landscapes of the Australian bush to the tiny lady beetle balancing on a leaf; from the fragile porcelain Chinese bowl to the rugged leather of a pair of old riding boots: from the gossamer winged dragonfly to the solid African elephant; from the quaint open door of an Australian country cottage to the ancient stone buildings of an Italian piazza; from an intimate conversation between friends sitting on a park bench to the roar of the traffic on a busy New York avenue – these are the joys of the subjects that I paint.
The final stage of the artwork is selecting the framing for the piece. I tend to use a limited range of frames which always have clean, elegant lines, As a rule I lean towards large mouldings and wide matt boards to enhance the dramatic nature of most of my artworks.