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Max Mannix


Artist Statement

Max Mannix

When it comes to my work, I’m simple minded and bloody minded and that’s one of the keys to my success. The other is having a good mate in my wife Lynne who ran the household, mowed lawns and ran the girls around to their schools, sports and outings. Of course now, to round out a perfect life, we have our seven beautiful grandchildren and another on the way.

Every morning 6 days a week, I sit down at my easel and it all works. Don’t ask me how. Call it a gift or call it talent. I knock off when my old dog comes to collect me from my studio between 5.00 and 6.00 to tell me its drinky time. I never tire of painting the established themes and scenarios of the bush, but every so often I like to branch out including palette knife paintings, Sydney Harbour cityscapes, nudes, contemporary landscapes, a series I call Lawyers and nursery rhyme characters inspired by the grandkids.

Max Mannix is an Australian artist who paints stories based on growing up in a Victorian country town and working on cattle stations in the Queensland outback. Through his years growing up Max Mannix has been able to portray these experiences through his artwork, depicting Australian country life through keen insight and humour.

His Work Is predominantly painted in oil on board, but he also uses acrylics, pen and inks as well as creating etchings and figurative sculptures. Max Mannix is a highly collectable and published Australian artist, whose work is well exhibited and part of significant private and corporate collections all around the world. He has also been a Finalist in the Sulman Prize (2015) and Finalist in the Wynne Prize (2014).

Sought after on both the primary and secondary art markets, Max Mannix is adorned and collected worldwide.

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