Still Life Paintings

The first painting I ever exhibited was a still life of a plant done in pastel when I was in fifth or sixth grade; working in pastel didn’t stay with me but still life as a subject did – the first painting that I consider part of the work I do now was a still life, a fairly close-in view of russet and red potatoes.   Whether my subject is taken from the natural world or a man-made object, the close focus gives me as a representational painter a strong sense of working with purely abstract shape.

 

The images in this gallery show paintings in the collection of the artist that are available for purchase.  Please click on the thumbnail here to bring up a larger image with medium and size information.