Margaret Lillywhite was educated at the South Australian School of art in the late 1970s. She has dedicated herself to painting for over thirty years whilst also taking on various roles teaching painting and drawing at tertiary level. She has won several awards and was the first woman artist whose work, a commissioned portrait, was hung in the Legislative Assembly of Parliament House, South Australia.
She has lived in the Adelaide Hills where she maintains a wilderness property, protecting it from introduced species. The animals, plants, extreme weather, drought and bushfires make a biosphere both exquisite and terrible. The observation of nature close at hand is a privilege, a delight. The complexities of colour, form and beauty of the landscape are an inspiration. Autumn at Mylor is the view from the artist’s studio window.