Tulips and Spotted Vase (1986)

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 160 x 120

Coll.: unknown

This painting, which echoes the style of English Pop artist Patrick Caulfield, was shown in HA Tolarno 9/86, and ‘Downtown’, 1995. It is the earliest of several larger-scale still lives by Arkley.

Still Life Tulips (1999) is a late variant of this composition.


  • Recorded as purchased for a Melbourne P/C in Arkley’s files (1986)
  • Subsequently sold (details of current collection unknown)


  • HA Tolarno 9/86, cat.6
  • ‘Downtown’, Heide, 3/95 (details as above)


  • Engberg 1995: 51 (ill.)
  • Spray 83 (ill.: as 1987)