Friday, 5 August 2011

Margaret Olley

The art world was saddened last week with the death of Margaret Olley. Margaret Olley was born 24th June 1923 in NSW and died 26th July 2011.
She was known for her colourful still life paintings and intimate interiors.
I belong to a group called the Waverley Art Quilters who meet every month to study a different artist or technique. Last year we studied Margaret Olley and I made the small still life art quilt that is pictured above. Looking again at her paintings, I should have made it with much more saturated colour.
Ben Quilty painted Margaret Olley and won this years Archibald Prize with the painting.

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