Still Life: Cutlery
These humble objects are evocative, they show history and human endeavour, the visual beauty of ageing and use. They convey more than their everyday purpose and from the early years of painting, were used as coded messages and symbols.
Still Life: Bits and Pieces
I look at life through a different lens, taking the here and now as deserving of my attention. Anything observed really carefully and thoughtfully eventually becomes transfigured.
Still Life: Linen
There is no hidden metaphor or narrative in my paintings, simply facts or objects. The meaning, feeling and mystery comes in shape, form, colour, light and composition.
Still Life: Edible
These are to be celebrated, not because they are good enough to eat, but for their composition, colour and brushwork. A painting can be made of any subject, no matter how mundane, if it is painted well enough.
Still Life: Jugs and Bowls
One of the purposes of art is to disrupt the way we look at things, to make us aware of things we often overlook. Still life celebrates the prosaic, but it can also disturb by making us see common objects as unfamiliar and new.