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Andrew Rapley

Bentley the Italian.JPG

2015

Sunrise over cold waters

2015

Angry Sky.JPG

Acrylic on Card 16" x 20"
2015

Blue Tit with Dinner.JPG

2015

Calm Summer Evening Sky.JPG

2015

Combe Martin Sunset.JPG

2015

Cruising.JPG

2015

Devon Sky over countryside.JPG

2015

Drop in the 'Ocean'.JPG

2015

Flaming Tulips.JPG

2015

Flying Nymph.JPG

2015

Heather The Race Horse.JPG

2015

Ocean Wave 1.JPG

2015

Ocean Wave 2.JPG

2015

Ocean Wave 3.JPG

2015

Port Stanley Falklands.JPG

2015

Riz Gentle Friend.JPG

2015

Sands at Sunset.JPG

2015

Sky at Night over Exeter.JPG

2015

Tranquil Lake.JPG

2015

Walking the Dog.JPG

2015

Ocean Breaker.JPG

2015

Wine Racks empty

Recycled pallet wood to make very handy wall mounted wine bottle racks
2015

Wine Racks loaded

Wine racks loaded ready for use!
2015

Andrew Rapley

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Andrew Rapley

I'm someone who has always enjoyed using my hands - from carrying out DIY projects around the house and garden, to making toys for my children and grandchildren, I'm happiest when keeping busy. When I retired I found that my increased leisure time meant I could increase the amount of creative projects I carried out.  I soon decided that I wanted to push myself creatively and so began by upcycling reclaimed pallet timber into garden and children's furniture, spice and wine racks and bird houses. Reusing old timber, considered by many to be only fit for the bonfire, and turning it into something useful and even beautiful, offers me a deep sense of satisfaction and pride. Having turned my hand to various projects in wood I decided to test my artistic skills further by taking up painting. Working with watercolours initially I found painting with acrylic more to my liking. I particularly love exploring the wonders of the sky and waterscapes, trying to capture the many colours and vibrancy to be found in nature.  I also enjoy painting wildlife for the opportunity to capture the colour, shapes and energy in each living subject. For me nature has been the driving force behind my desire to paint and offers me the chance to explore and interpret the world around me.  My hope is that others enjoy my intepretation and presentations.