Betty Rupe & Craig Rochford

Kimberley on Canvas

Creating Art in the Kimberley

Painted with remarkable accuracy, the essence of WA’s North – proud peoples, outback life, Indigenous ways, and breathtaking beauty – is being captured on canvas by two Broome artists.

In a town brimming with talented artists, Betty Rupe and Craig Rochford have rare, true insight into the fabric of this unique niche of the world.

Betty Rupe

Kimberley Outback Artist.  Betty paints with Oil or Acrylic on canvas. Paintings full of movement and life. Bringing the outside inside and the connection of humans and animals in nature.

Betty Rupe is a horse-loving, animal-loving mother of 3, partner to Craig Rochford artist. Painting from the age of 21, Betty lived in Leonora and could not stop her urge to paint the colours she saw.

Meeting Craig and building a life around art together. Taking turns in working, painting, raising kids and sharing the adventures.

Betty’s Art has evolved from Kimberley landscape subject to predominantly horse and cattle industry and back.  Inspired by her love and knowledge of horses and cattle to the experiences of living within the Kimberley and its ever changing colours and moods, Betty represents a form of peace in her work.

Craig Rochford

Born, lives and raised in Broome. Artist, Father, Diver, Camper, Bush walker and life partner of Betty Rupe.

Born 1971 in Broome Craig grew up jumping of Streeters Jetty and playing in the streets of Broome.

He started his art career at a young age selling hand-built clay sculptures. Self-motivated, studying Art and Roman History at the local library.

He draws his inspiration from his life in Broome, his love for the bush, his time as a pearl diver and his appreciation of history. Studying the old masters, the early Australian artists and the Impressionists, Craig brings stories and emotions to you on canvas.

Craig paints the Australian outback, Wildlife, The Fitzroy River, the pearling industry, the traditional aboriginal hunter and anything that captures his heart.

Winner of the 2015 Kimberley Art Prize with a painting of an Aboriginal stockman riding a horse, titled Flying Change. This painting oozed with the Aboriginal’s balance and connection with the horse. The title suggests the likeness of advanced dressage move the Flying Change.

Betty Rupe
Peter
Prints Available

Craig Rochford
Derby Boab
30 x 40 cm
Prints Available

Betty Rupe
Camp Draft
SOLD
Prints Available

Craig Rochford
Dive Helmet
101 x 83 cm

Craig Rochford
Streeters Jetty 555
SOLD
Prints Available

Betty Rupe
Red Dirt Road
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Betty Rupe
Smoko
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Big Mob
Sold
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Betty Rupe
Cream Cow and Horse
25 x 20 cm

Betty Rupe
Horseback Muster
91 x 60 cm

Betty Rupe
Looking at You Too
85 x 67 cm

Betty Rupe
Brahman Muster
SOLD

Craig Rochford
Streeters Jetty
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Fisherman
121 x 95 cm

Betty Rupe
Kimberley Pintos
65 x 91 cm

Betty Rupe
Grazing
SOLD

Betty Rupe
In the Lead
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Betty Rupe
Muster in the Valley
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Betty Rupe
Under the Boab
SOLD
Prints Available

Craig Rochford
The Bond
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Betty Rupe
Cowboys
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Betty Rupe
Into the Dust
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Craig Rochford
Passing Time
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Betty Rupe
Reddell Beach Ride
51 x 98 cm

Betty Rupe
Up Front
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Two Stockmen Up Front
86 x 67 cm

Betty Rupe
Evening Orange
86 x 61 cm
Prints Available

Betty Rupe
In the Heat
21 x 15.5 cm

Betty Rupe
Mare and Foal
SOLD

Craig Rochford
Flying Change
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Peter
50 x 50 cm

Craig Rochford
Streeters Jetty Tide Out
SOLD

Craig Rochford
Diver
30 x 40

Craig Rochford
Roebuck
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Colts Playing
55 x 55 cm

Betty Rupe
Brahman Bull
SOLD

Betty Rupe
Big Sky
61 x 91 cm

Betty Rupe
Two Stockmen
SOLD
Prints Available

Craig Rochford
Walkabout
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Betty Rupe
Horse Boy
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Craig Rochford
Fire and Rain
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Craig Rochford
Horse Breaker
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Betty Rupe
Kiss Abby
SOLD
Prints Available

Betty Rupe
Cutting
SOLD
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Craig Rochford
Streeters Jetty Sketch
SOLD
Prints Available

Betty Rupe
Riding Max
45 x 60 cm

Betty Rupe
Mustering
42 x 59 cm

Betty Rupe
Expedition
110 x 128 cm

Betty Rupe
Job Done
86 x 61 cm

Betty Rupe
Muster Days
70 x 49.5 cm

Betty Rupe
Outback Mob
SOLD

Craig Rochford
Boabs
41 x 51 cm

Craig Rochford
Free Diver
81 x 170 cm

Betty Rupe
Racing
SOLD

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KAG.bettyrupe@gmail.com

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