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, earning a following for his sumptuous, naive-expressionist works.
In 'A Regatta Of Ten', he pictures a fleet of sailboats on open water. So vivid is this work, that you can almost feel a sea breeze before it. The boat's jewel-toned sails are silken, reminiscent of butterfly wings and the water is frothy and light.
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, 'A Regatta of Ten' is an inspired find.
Evan MACKLEY (1940 - 2019)
'A Regatta Of Ten'
oil on board
Image Size: 10 x 38 cm
Dimensions: 35 x 61 cm
Signed: Signed lower centre: MACKLEY
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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