Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Margaret Olley

The Australian still life painter Margaret Olley passed away recently. She was a larger than life character in the Sydney art scene who was twice the subject of Archibald Portrait Prize winning entries by other artists. Though in her late 80s she was working towards an exhibition when she died in her sleep. A good way to go.
Her small terrace house in Paddington was full of objects she had collected over her life for composing her still life paintings.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Jacob van Walscapelle