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An Art Collection Created with Soft Pastels, Inspired by the Contrasting Australian Bush

Art adds a real beauty to the lives of those who experience it, which serves as inspiration to touch people with Merren's truly unique pieces. Outback Colour by Merren is a distinguished artist, with specially curated pieces and fair prices for high quality original artworks. Collectors and casual art buyers alike can’t get enough of Merren's impressive and varied selection of works. Browse the site and get in touch with questions or an individualised commissioned artwork just for you.

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Painted using soft pastels, Merren loves using striking landscapes that are truly unique to the Australia outback; the sunsets, sunrises, storms and big blue skies.  Her pieces are bright and attention grabbing. 

The home page painting, Natures Ferocity, won "The People's Choice Award" at the Outback Archie's in 2018. 

"This particular painting is of a memory from my childhood where my dad was out fighting bush fires all night with every other farmer and rural bush fire brigade member.  Massive storms were hitting the district, starting many fires. I remember just looking out into the night and seeing the smoke and glow from the fires not that far from our farm.  I was only very young, maybe 4 or 5 years old, and remember the fear I felt that night.  Thankfully no lives or homes were lost, but there were some close calls."

Merren's paintings hold a story that are near to her and her families lifestyle as farmers.  Explore her paintings and find one that speaks to you.

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.... Thus Far

Not knowing what to do with myself, I have never found a qualification that tickled my fancy.  From a farming background myself, I ended up moving to Bourke NSW in 2007 for my own farmer, Tim.  Going on to have our two daughters, I still struggled to find my direction and contribution.

I have always loved the outback colours and contrast, not only in its vibrancy, but the feast and famine seasons we endure year in, year out.

I had been asking our local pastel artist, the amazing Jenny Greentree, to do some lessons, eventually in 2017 she found the time.  I was so excited and amazed by what I was capable of that I decided to try my hand more seriously at pastel painting.  So here I am... living the dream and doing what I love.


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Outback Colour by Merren has grown over time to become a well-renowned artist; a popular destination for devoted art lovers and collectors. Our high quality Custom Framing options, supplied through, have helped us earn a reputation for service excellence, and a business committed to customer satisfaction. Take advantage of this service today.



We believe that buying art should be fun, exciting and enjoyable. This service is designed to meet the needs of art buyers, and help them find the inspiration to come away with a piece they absolutely love. Shop with us today for a convenient and satisfying experience.

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"My backyard is all the inspiration I need"

Merren Turnbull

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Bellevue, Bourke NSW 2840 Australia

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