Working from my home studio at Bouvard south of Mandurah WA., the scenic waters and vegetation of the Peel - Harvey Estuary, nearby coastlines and landscapes of the Peel Region are constant sources of inspiration for my artworks. Using predominantly oils for large studio pieces and smaller works outdoors En Plein Air, my paintings explore regions of the Western Australian landscape hemmed by coastlines and inland waterways. Gorgeous colours and contrasts of light and shadow in nature capture my imagination and immediately I am thinking about how I could recreate an interpretation of my observation in paint.
After completing a 12-month artist residency in 2015 at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM), my first solo exhibition "Whispers on the wind and water", was held in 2016 at CASM Gallery. The City of Mandurah purchased for the city’s collection “Ghostly Reach” a mixed media/collage painting featuring paperbark tree skeletons overhanging the estuary shoreline.
During 2021, were 2 more solo exhibitions. "Waterviews" at Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park and "Corrine Rapley" at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
With an arts practice spanning well over 25 years, I consider myself fortunate to have participated in many projects. These include being a founding member of Vivid Art Collective in Mandurah, opening Pebble Mouse Studio Art Gallery at Tom Price, showing in group exhibitions and art awards, teaching art classes, as well as completing private commissions and exhibiting in a solo capacity, solidifying my reputation in the art world.
I am a member of Western Australian Society of Arts, Mandurah Plein Air Artists Inc., and of Portrait Group Mandurah.
A solo exhibition of new work is planned for mid 2023 to be held at Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup WA.
You can view my full CV here.
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