While trained in the fine arts, Australian artist, Marcus Walkley has made a career of breaking conceptual and technical boundaries. Unwilling to confine himself to ‘one’ type of art he worked as a commercial artist as well as designing and making sets for theatre. This in turn led to a series of commissions for public spaces. In the process he won a well-earned reputation for his spectacular use of glazes and gilding with precious metals.

The sumptuous and often ethereal results of his mastery can be seen in numerous restaurants, hotels, night clubs, public places, corporate spaces and private residences in Australia, Spain, Denmark, Singapore and Bali. Recent notable works include; the regilding and rich glazing of the entry lobby dome of the Four Seasons Singapore, paintings for Reception, the Temple Bar and business centres of the immaculate new Karma Kandara Resort in Bali and a 12 week residency at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay during which time Marcus produced an original painting for each of the famous resort villas. 

  A master of technique and mixed media, Marcus works with the delicate lusters of silver leaf for his current series titled ‘The River’. In a technical exploration of texture and colour, he combines the organic with the industrial. His visual dialogue takes us to the sunburnt bones and the fine luna shimmer of our post-industrial world.


Brenda Collahan Fine arts, Sydney 1999
Graphis Gallery, Sydney 2000
One of four contempory artists invited to show his work at the Camberwell Art Show, 2003 and 2004

Gallery 73 Carlton, 2007
Gallery 73 Carlton, 2007
Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran Bay, Bali 2008