Evan Mackley 'Playing To The Crowd'
Evan Mackley 'Playing To The Crowd'
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Evan Mackley 'Playing To The Crowd'

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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, Mackely started painting, earning a following for his sumptuous, naive-expressionist works.

In 'Playing To The Crowd', he pictures a cluster of flowers. A visual exemplar of nature's variety, big buttery blooms overlook white buds. These are all flowers of kinds, preserved in an eternal spring on canvas.

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, 'Playing To The Crowd'  is an inspired find.


Evan MACKLEY (1940 - 2019)
'Playing To The Crowd'
oil on board
Image Size: 24 x 20 cm
Dimensions: 50 x 45 cm
Signed: Signed lower right: MACKLEY
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Excellent
© The Artist or Assignee

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