‘Still Life’ will be my winter occupation. It’s something I want to work on along the lines of ‘The Breakfast Surprise’. Putting together unexpected still lives, which raise eyebrows and start conversations!
I took 'Breakfast Surprise' to Chelsea Town Hall when I did my first art fair years ago and it was certainly a conversation starter! Many people asked me what it meant and had their own theories too. My friend overheard a conversation about it right on the other side of the hall!
I think it was U2 that wrote a song about being 'stuck in a moment'. That idea has stayed with me since the first time I heard it & a 'still life' to me doesn't have to be just some objects on a table. ( Having said that, my butterfly plans are just beginning & are a long term project!)
To me, 'Still Life' is also that moment when you want the world to just hold still so you can remember that moment for ever.
40x40cm Acrylic painting, sold in 2017.
Although the original painting has sold, it has been scanned onto beautiful, thick etching paper and is available as a fine art giclée print.