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Mary Raphael

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A contemporary artist and tutor, born in North West Greece, Mary arrived in Australia as an older child with her family.

Mary’s love of art began at an early age, continually pursuing various creative avenues such as painting, pottery, project and design to discover where her artistic passion lay. All the knowledge gained throughout her studies contributed to her skill as an artist and she has been consistently involved with painting and art projects ever since.

Nature, the environment and her travels in Australia and overseas have all been strong influences in her work. Having lived and worked in Darwin with extensive travel throughout the Northern Territory, Mary has attended and facilitated various painting workshops whilst also observing indigenous artists create their own unique and beautiful art.

“…the burnt sienna land and cobalt blue sea, are brought to life by colour and texture, appearing out of worldly and spiritual, become my inspiration to create, to dream, to visit. My art expresses the beauty of nature, the energy and spirituality around me, of peace, tranquillity and freedom. My art is of contemporary style with the use of vibrant colours, variety of techniques, textures, materials and mediums, it conveys the essence of my outback experiences. The vast red centre, the salt lakes, the deserts, the blue hues of the surrounding sea and my own exploration of the remote outback, where the elements of colour, texture, energy, and spirituality combine, inspire my need to express on canvas and through my paintings….I relive the mystique, the enormity, and uniqueness of our land…”

Mary has exhibited and sold her art extensively in both solo and group exhibitions and her art graces the walls of many art lovers and collectors both in Australia and Overseas.

Her paintings are currrently showing at Ryazanoff Gallery and Nissarana Gallery in Victoria.

Listed below are some of the galleries Mary has exhibited, both in solo and group exhibitions:


  • Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn Vic
  • Steps Gallery Carlton Vic
  • Collingwood Gallery Collingwood Vic
  • Frankston Art Center Frankston Vic
  • Oakhill Gallery Mornington Vic
  • Yarra Sculpture Gallery Abbotsford Vic
  • Eltham Gallery Eltham Vic
  • Ryazanoff Gallery Albert Park Vic
  • Nissarana Gallery Mornington Vic
  • Broom Art House Broom WA
  • Open Studio Art Shows Darwin NT