"These paintings ask the viewer to suspend disbelief and to immerse themselves into the - still living".
"Still-life painting is a curious discipline of observation combined with technical capability. The genre harks back to the middle ages and draws our attention to everyday objects we might find within the domestic setting eg, fruit, crockery, vases, shot game etc. In fact, these ‘still lifes’ invariably have very little ‘life’ left in them at all. In this series of works, I explore the traditional conventions of ‘still life’ painting with just a little more ‘life’ than one is normally accustomed to. These paintings ask the viewer to suspend disbelief and to immerse themselves into the ‘still living’."
The story of things.
The Guinness mini pen knife bottle opener belonged to my father, it came to me on his death. After 20 or so years, I gave it to his best friend who was a collector of Guinness memorabilia and enjoyed a pint of plain or two. On his death it found its way back to me and will continue to enter and exit doorways.