|Still life, 1986. Margaret Olley|
|The artist in 2007|
This image of the artist comes with the transcript of a show Talking Heads on the ABC which you can read here. I was drawn to post a painting by this esteemed Australian painter whose work has been loved over decades now after being at a function last night at Customs House in Brisbane where her work graced the walls of a beautiful old room looking out over the river and twinkling lights. Olley spent some of her school years in Brisbane, coming and going over many years before settling finally in Sydney after a long era in Newcastle and OS.
I took a moment to look quietly at her paintings before coming home after an excellent forum I attended which you can read about here, presented by the Global Change Institute of Queensland University.
If you read the post on the forum you will see why the paintings of this artist are actually a poignant reminder of the numinosity of the everyday...and now is certainly the era to be more mindful of the offerings from nature that we have come to be so remiss about that so much is binned/trashed barely touched.
Read more on Margaret Olley here.
|Brisbane River 1956|
|Woolloomooloo with bottlebrush 2000|
|Eucharist Lillies 1963|
|Still life with mandarins, 1975|
|her biography by Meg Stew art is a good read.|