This month’s featured gallery is Still Life. A still life is a collection of inanimate objects depicted in an artistic composition and is a genre that has always been a staple for artists. Setting up a still life is an exercise in composition. Painting or photographing the composition is an exercise in technique. The result of these efforts is a work of art. Throughout the month of January, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s still life artists.
Still life is a new genre for me, as I am predominantly a figurative artist. It was while harvesting produce I had grown in the garden that I was inspired to use them as a subject for painting. The chili’s got me first and then I was hooked. I became interested in how the objects became arranged, in which colours to place the objects on, how to capture the character of the object, the shapes and textures, and how to convey that convincingly in watercolor. New and interesting challenges! – Mark Satchwill
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