Still Life Paintings

The main body of my still life work has realist objects on a highly textured ground. I use plaster to develop a physical structure; the plaster forces me to work very quickly and to accept what happens with the material. It is in contrast to the smooth high realism I enjoy working on with the objects. In the “Romeo and Juliet” series I explore the similarities of apparently dis-similar forms. In the still life series, “Evidence,” I document found objects. I’ve included a still life work from my dreamt series (Angela Abbott) here as it is not abstract – all the other “dreamt” work are abstracts.