I paint to elevate the everyday, as I bestow the richness of oil paint onto imperfect, ephemeral fruit. I dignify and celebrate the quiet moments of understated verve I find in my garden and my fruit bowl. I use the boldness of saturated colour, the movement of brushstrokes and depth of oil paint to record on canvas my gratitude for the humble vitality of these familiar and delicious objects.
My paintings respect and expand on the many traditions of the still life genre. They have their footings firmly and intentionally in a local, contemporary setting, yet draw from the colourful veneration of the common by Howard Arkley and Andy Warhol, the beautiful technicality of Jan Vermeer and Paul Bonnard, the imbuement of meaning by Giorgio Morandi and Georges Braques and the unashamedly domestic sensuality of Margaret Preston and Barbara Hanrahan.
All paintings are oil on canvas and are framed in a simple Tasmanian oak frame.
Pieces of Life
Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania
August 21 - September 1 2020
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Online, Canberra ACT
May 1 - July 1 2017