Philippa Raper

Philippa paints from her shed/garden studio? outside Morpeth, and feels very fortunate to have her own creative space in which to make a mess.  Having always had an interest in all things arty and creative, she has managed many cultural projects for large organisations, including National Trust, Creative Partnerships and the Design Council.  These projects involved a range of practitioners including opera singers, sculptors, animators, and composers.  Now, with time on her hands, she is indulging in her own practice and has become addicted to painting, working mainly in oils and acrylic.  However a benefit of Lockdown has been following live videos by local artist, the wonderful Mary Ann Rogers, and now watercolour is becoming her favourite medium.  

 

Inspired by the work of the Impressionists, she also loves the bold use of colour by the contemporary Scottish artist Julie Dumbarton. A country lass at heart, Philippa tries to convey the movement of animals and the changing light of the landscape. She is still working on the problem of when to actually stop painting. 

 

Her oil painting of Morpeth Woods was exhibited at Woodhorn Museum in 2019, and her ‘Lost Kielder’ was shown in 2020.  She was also a winner of Northumberland County Council’s Holocaust Memorial art competition.

 

 

 

Sawmill Woods, Scots Gap

Sawmill Woods, Scots Gap

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16", £100, (in Gallery)

Holy Island

Holy Island

acrylic, 12" x 10", framed, £40 (in Gallery)

View from Simonside

View from Simonside

acrylic, 19" x 15", framed, £80 (in Gallery)

Swaledale

Swaledale

SOLD

Wallington West Woods

Wallington West Woods

SOLD Print £36

Breamish Valley

Breamish Valley

Oils, 15" x 13", £80

Into Morpeth Woods

Into Morpeth Woods

Acrylic, 29" x 25", £160