When you think of a still life, it is just a few objects thrown together on a table next to a light source.........no, not for me......

I have seen over the years it is a response to the seasons, my surroundings and my environment.

Every year I respond to the inspiration of the snow drops and the daffodils that pop up to herald the spring, and every year I want to paint them......

I am inspired by the brilliant colours of seasonal fruit and vegetables......and I want to paint them......and then there are the elliptical challenges of painting a teapot or the challenge of painting glass....so many of the basic skills are found and learned in drawing and painting still life objects !!

And there is a wonderful satisfaction in creating a painting of a simple apple......