Tea with Margaret
About the artwork:
My painting is a tribute to artist Margaret Olley, with whom I would have loved to have a chat and a cup of tea. Margaret often painted the view from her Church St home, or the Obelisk. She was quoted as saying "if the house looks dirty, buy another bunch of flowers". Despite the cluttered appearance of her house, her still life paintings showed a more measured composition. The straw hat she was often pictured wearing can be seen in the background.
(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)
60cm x 60cm
Oil on canvas
About the artist:
I was born in Newcastle and have lived in Lake Macquarie City ever since.