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 absolute eccentricity. Her painting was her life as she got older she literally painted what surrounded her in her sitting room.

Margaret Olley

Artist Ben Quilty with his subject, artist Margaret Olley, in front of Quilty's portrait of her at the Art Gallery of NSW in The Domain, Sydney. Quilty is the winner of the 2011 Archibald Prize

Margaret Olley self portrait, 1948 - Portrait in the Mirror

Margaret Olley - Portrait in the mirror cropped

Portrait of Margaret Olley, 1948 by William Dobell.

Portrait of Margaret Olley, 1948 by William Dobell.

Margaret Olley painted by Sir William Dobell in 1948 - he won his 2nd Archibald prize with this painting.

Margaret Olley painted by Sir William Dobell in 1948 - he won his Archibald prize with this painting.

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