Realistic still life painting is, perhaps more than any other genre, consciously intended to be situated within a long-standing tradition. As a contemporary artist who deliberately chooses to work within the parameters of a traditional genre and to employ a traditional mode of representation, my challenge is to create work that embraces tradition (which I’m convinced remains vital and relevant for our time) while simultaneously transcending the sense of nostalgia often attributed to it.
Ultimately my paintings celebrate the simple act of looking at the overlooked and the pleasures derived from seeing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. As affirmations of the beauty of unremarkable things, the paintings enthusiastically embrace human culture and the material world while suggesting a life-affirming optimism, reverence, humor, and an underlying spirituality.
"My paintings invite one to slow down, take time to look closely, to see, think, feel, and finally, to know."
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