Margaret Olley - Limes and Green Chest c1972
Margaret was an Australian painter who died last year on 26 July 2011. Her later inspirations were domestic scenes painted from her home. Her house was a chaotic and colourful with flowers everywhere. She reminds me of why I love Australian women. She had this independent strength and her voice was gravelly from smoking for so many years. She was prolific, painting everyday and often having many paintings on the go at once.
If you are in Australia, you can watch a documentary about her life here for a while