"I've never liked housework. I get by doing little chores when I feel like them, in between paintings. Who wants to chase dust all their life? You can spend your whole lifetime cleaning the house. I like watching the patina grow. If the house looks dirty, buy another bunch of flowers, is my advice." Margaret Olley, late and great Australian artist.

One of Australia's most loved and enduring artists, Margaret Olley who passed away July at the age of

Margaret Olley 1923-2011 Yellow Room, Afternoon (1990) oil on board 76 x 76cm.

Margaret Olley Yellow Room, Afternoon oil on board 76 x (her own room in Paddington Terrace).

Margaret Olley, Australian artist I love the rich colour of her art and her absolute eccentricity.  Her painting was her life as she got older she literally painted what surrounded her in her sitting room.

Margaret Olley, Australian artist I love the rich colour of her art and her…

Dry Still Life Margaret Olley

Paintings - Margaret Hannah Olley - Page 4 - Australian Art Auction Records

Hibiscus - Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley via Australian readers happening upon this post will recognise the work of national treasure, Margaret.

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