I enjoy the absurd and surreal, and sometimes it comes through when I am throwing together the different forms, textures, colours and contours of things from my collection boxes. Juxtaposing these bodies creates tension between them, their exact positioning is important and seeing the shadows and highlights appear is what makes composing an exciting part of creating a painting.
These are my favourite subjects for still life painting. The wide variety colours, textures and patterns makes for some fascinating artistic challenges, replicating these in acrylic on canvas. These accurate and realistic paintings are especially popular with horticultural enthusiasts. They make beautiful aesthetic pieces in their own right, particularly in sets of three or four.