Project Description

Artist Profile

Mary Raphael 

Born in Greece

Artist Profile

Mary Raphael 

Born in Greece


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

Mary’s love of art began at an early age, and she continued to pursue 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.

Nature, the environment and her travels in Australia and overseas and especially the Australian outback have all been strong influences on 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.

Mary’s use of colour and texture highlights the grandeur and uniqueness of the Australian spiritual heartland.

…’my own exploration of the remote outback, where the elements of colour,texture, shapes, energy and spirituality combine, inspire my need to express this on canvas  and by using my intuition, I create my art in vibrant colours and bold textures’.

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.

Listed below are some of the galleries where Mary has exhibited and sold her artwork in both solo and group exhibitions.

Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn Vic.

Ryazanoff Gallery Albert Park Vic.

Nissarana Gallery Mornington Vic.

Steps Gallery Carlton Vic.

Eltham Gallery Eltham Vic.

Yarra Sculpture Gallery Abbotsford Vic.

Frankston Arts Centre Frankston

Darwin Open Studio N.T.