Still Lifes

“The essential appeal of the still life painting derives from the artists ability to convey the beauty and sense of awe he feels in contemplating the simple objects, natural and manmade, that surround us in our daily lives.”

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Red Cherries in Green Bowl
oil on panel
12" X 16"

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Torn Paper, Torn Lives
oil on panel
13" X 17"

“Only if the representative element is not to ruin the picture as a work of art, it must be fused into the design. It must do double duty; as well as giving information, it must create aesthetic emotion. It must be simplified into significant form.”