Sunday 5th April 1978 is a date which the Marik family will never forget. The 120 year old “Archer’s Folly” building in Carrick that was used as a studio, workshop and gallery for unique styles of flame painting on copper was destroyed in a tragic fire.
Today, the Marik’s have constructed a studio next to the gutted building and have built a reputation for originality and quality, Australia wide, with outlets in most capital cities.
Freestanding pieces, framed murals and large murals suitable for feature walls are all representative of their work. As well as exquisitely coloured butterflies, jewellery, statues and pots, abstract design to Viking vessels, land and sea scapes, zodiacs and many other subjects.
The work also adorns the walls of many Australian hotels and commercial and private buildings.
The work was selected for exhibition in the Bicentennial Art Exhibition in St Paul’s College in Brisbane, alongside works by such noted Australian artists as Pro Hart, Sydney Nolan, John Glover and Arthur Boyd.
The original artist Mirek Marik has passed on his skills and knowledge to his son Tom and brother Vlad, who will continue the family tradition.