Marion Chapman

About the Artist

Marion lived in England for 11 years and after obtaining a Diploma of Painting from the City and Guilds of London School of Art, she traveled and returned to Australia.

Her current work derives from direct observation and working drawings and reflects her response to what she sees. She is inspired by life around her, be it landscape, gardens, still life, interiors or people.

It is the pictorial relationship that is meaningful to her and she tries to capture a sense of timelessness, the essence of the whole, by arranging and stressing the different components of the picture plane.

Her painting is based on linear drawing and she works in gouache and watercolour, oils and more recently acrylics.

Solo Exhibitions (recent)

2011                        Solo Exhibition – Dogs Bar, Acland St, St Kilda

2-person Exhibitions

2016                        “Same but Different” – Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral, NSW with Kim Shannon

2016                        “Little Gems” – Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill with Jo Reitze

2014                        “Sojourn in Sri Lanka” – Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill with Aurelia Bulpit

2012                        “Come into the Garden” – Bayside Gallery, Brighton with Jo Reitze

2011                        “Garden Glimpses” – Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill with Jo Reitze

Group Exhibitions

2009-2017           “Changing Perspectives” – MSWPS’ Annual exhibition  (several Highly Commended)

2013                        “Summer” – Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn exhibition

2013                        “Picture This” – Domain House Gallery exhibition

2013                        The Daylesford Botanic Gardens Exhibition (150th Anniversary)

2012                        Birregurra Art Show, Birregurra

2011-2012           Small Works Exhibitions – Carbon Black Gallery & Brunswick St Gallery

2010-2011           “Small Works Exhibition” – Brunswick St Gallery


1983-2017           Various portrait and garden portrait commissions


2010                        MSWPS – In Celebration of the 100th Annual Exhibition

Selected Article

2011                        “Verdant Landscapes Close to Home” by Denise Gadd (The Age Melbourne Life – 24th Nov)


Represented in private collections in UK, USA, & Australia.