Maryanne Lillecrapp Artist Profile

Maryanne's love of the racing arena has been with her since she was a young child. The Oakbank Races, The Adelaide Cup and country race meetings are such vivid memories.

These wonderful memories inspired her to capture the detail in her work that relays not only the spirit of the horses, but the feeling that the horses are really coming towards you at a great pace.

Maryanne’s work now hangs in the private homes and offices of the many famous winners and owners, trainers and jockeys through out Australia and the World, including America, England, Geneva Ireland, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Maryanne has been showered with accolades from all commissioners and people who have viewed her work from around the world and has painted famous horses. Maryanne loves her work, she loves the horses and it’s her wish to be commissioned by people who share the same passion to recreate ´the moment´.


Award Winning Art

  • Maryanne was nominated for the Australian Lady In Racing by SKY RACING. Maryanne was awarded
    "Lady In Racing Of Excellence 2011".

  • Wakefield Club awarded - Lady In Racing of Excellence

  • Victorian Racing Club Artist for the 150th Melbourne Cup

  • Geelong Racing Club Artist for Americain

  • Sky Channel Official Artist

  • Australian Racing Hall of Fame Artist

  • Australian Racing Museum Artist

  • Moonee Valley Race Club Official Artist

  • Queensland Racing Hall Of Fame Artist
    2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Some of Maryanne’s Commissioned Art Work

  • Melbourne Cup 1999 “Rogan Josh” Commissioned by Wendy Green (owner) Australia
  • Melbourne Cup 2001 “Ethereal” Commissioned by Peter Vela (owner) New Zealand
  • Melbourne Cup 2002 “Media Puzzle” Commissioned by Dermot Weld (trainer/owner) Ireland
  • Melbourne Cup 2003/4/5 “Makybe Diva” Commissioned by Tony Santic (owner) Australia
  • Melbourne Cup 2006 “Pop Rock” Commissioned by Katsuhiko Sumii (trainer) Japan
  • Melbourne Cup 2007 "Efficient" Commissioned by Nick Williams son of owner
  • Kentucky Derby 2004 - America, “Smarty Jones” Commissioned by Michael Chapman (owner) USA
  • American Racing Hall Of Fame 2007
  • American Racing Hall Of Fame 2008
  • BMW Group 1 " Tuesday Joy" Commissioned by John Singleton
  • “Fastnet Rock” and “Unearthly” Commissioned by Coolmore - Australia
  • “Barely A Moment” Commissioned by David Hayes (trainer) Australia
  • “Better Loosen Up” Commissioned by Australian Racing Hall of Fame
  • "Summer Fables" Commissioned by Gary Pemberton.
  • Cox Plate 2004 - “Savabeel” Commissioned by Moonee Valley Racing Club Australia
  • Golden Slipper 2006 “Miss Finland” Commissioned by John Messara (owner) Australia
  • Doncaster 2006 - “Racing to Win” Commissioned by John O’Shea (trainer) Australia
  • Japan Cup 2004, 2005 - “Karasi” Commissioned by Pearse Morgan (owner) Australia
  • Bart Cummings, Lee Freedman, George Moore, Tommy Smith, Phar Lap, Tulloch
    Portraits commissioned by Australian Racing Hall of Fame
  • SKY Racing “Champions” - (Television) Australia Commissioned artist for 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Australian Racing Museum Commissioned Artist 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Australian Racing Hall of Fame Commissioned Artist 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Queensland Racing Hall of Fame Commissioned Artist 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Kentucky Derby 2004“Smarty Jones” Commissioned by Michael Chapman (owner) USA
  • King George Stks Group1 Ascot England "Duke Of Marmalade" Commissioned by Michael Tabor.
  • Melbourne Cup 2010 “Americain” Commissioned by Gerry Ryan (owner)
  • Melbourne Cup 2010 “Americain” Commissioned by Kevin Bamford (Owner)
  • Melbourne Cup 2013 “ Fiorente” Commissioned by Paul McClure (Owner) and other owners
  • Melbourne Cup 2014 “ Protectionist” Commissioned by Ozzie (Owner)
  • Melbourne Cup 2015 “Prince Of Penzance” Commissioned by Sandy Mc Gregor (owner)
  • Qld Racing Hall Of Fame artist 2007 through to 2014

View these paintings in the online Gallery Of Paintings

To commission a work or just talk about horses, get in touch with Maryanne. Email or phone +61 434 629 489

Some Kind Words About Maryanne's Work

Prince of Penzance

Hi Maryanne,

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for the Prince artwork. It's a magnificent portrayal of our horse and has and always will take pride of place on the wall.

Thanks Andrew Wilson
OWNER of Prince of Penzance


Prince of Penzance

“Great job, looks excellent”

Sandy McGregor

“The artwork is fantastic and a great representation and tribute to our boy - the Prince! Will be a great collector’s item for sure!”

Sam Brown


When Maryanne first approached me to draw our wonderful mare Winx, I was very excited. Discussing the amazing work she has done, it occurred to me to highlight all our amazing horses. The resulting Montage was way more than I could have ever imagined. Each of the four horses Winx, Amicus, Preferment & Catkins appeared & WOW the joy of having them in our house for always was BRILLIANT. Maryanne captures their muscles, movement & beauty exceptionally well.

Thank you so much.
Debbie Kepitis & family.

Paul Kepitis portrait

Maryanne, An unbelievable sketch.

Regards, J.
Jamie Inglis

Winx for the Australian Turf Club

Winx looks fantastic. Well done.

Steve McMahon
Australian Turf Club

Thank you for the AMAZING painting of Winx.

Amy Herisson
Australian Turf Club