Margaret Olley - Australian artist.  I love her quote about having a messy home ... "I don't clean up, I just buy more flowers"

Margaret Olley, Australian artist "I'm like an old tree that's dying, and its putting out as many flowers as it can while it still has the chance"

Archibald prize winner 2011 Ben Quilty with Margaret Olly, the subject of his portrait. Photo: Edwina Pickles (Australian artists)

Sydney-born BEN QUILTY won the 2011 Archibald Prize for his portrait of fellow artist Margaret Olley, the matriarch of Australian painting.

Margaret Olley (Australian,1923 – 2011)

Yellow tablecloth with Cornflowers, Margaret Olley. Coloured etching, x…

Australian artist and goddess of fruit and flowers Margaret Olley

margaret-olley: with archibald prize- winning painting of her by Ben Quilty in the background.


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