Evan Mackley 'Flowerscape - A Spring Garden'

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Based in Horsham, Western Victoria, Evan Mackley was a renaissance man. He collected everything from motorcycle parts to bank notes, coins and stamps, was the proprietor of a successful restaurant, gallery and antiques shop and even played a big drum in a kilt.

In 1990 Mackley started painting, fast earning a following for his sumptuous, naive-expressionist works. In ‘Flowerscape - A Spring Garden he paints a field of flowers. Appearing in all colours and shapes, these blooms are visual hors doeuvres.

Like fellow outsider artist Pro Hart, Mackley speaks to the often overlooked rural experience. He is self-taught, reared on farmland and untethered from the city’s aesthetic preoccupations. In an obituary, Bill Ower described Mackley as a unique character, “with imagination and eccentricities” and who does things his own way.

For collectors of naive-expressionism, rural Australian art and admirers of the underdog, ‘Flowerscape - A Spring Garden’ is an inspired find.

Evan MACKLEY (1940 - 2019)
'Flowerscape - A Spring Garden'
oil on canvas board
Image Size: 41 x 25 cm
Signed: Signed lower right: MACKLEY
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition: As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
© The Artist or Assignee

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