Still Life paintings go beyond pictures of fruit and
These works celebrate the beauty and joy of ordinary objects—
common, passing elements like fresh-picked cherries, early blooming anemones
and fragrant Eucalyptus leaves. These transient items need no longer remain
Still Life paintings also allow the artist to both present
and preserve treasured belongings—items that have stories to tell and memories
to share, such as the Balinese scarf given to her by her son, hand-made Austrian
lace she bought on a European trip with her husband, her collection of Celadon
bowls, a Chinese vase bought at an auction, an Art-Deco vase found in a thrift
shop, or a prized red lacquer box. Still Lifes allow the artist to bring
together related or disparate objects, temporary or timeless items for artful
arrangements and lasting enjoyment.
The beauty of art is that the viewer also brings his/her own
stories and experiences to the paintings, allowing them to take on a new life,
beyond the items or the artist.