EBSQ Spotlight on Still Life: Shelly Bedsaul

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.

Shelly Bedsaul

Jam Session - Shelly Bedsaul

I collect teapots. I LOVE coffee, fresh flowers and I hate housework. My still life drawings combine my three loves and provide a place to look, in my home, where everything is neat and tidy. I’ve even called them “fantasy art”. Organization is still a fantasy for me. Seriously, I also enjoy the challenge of pattern, texture and mood. I’d like them to be reminders for us to slow down our day to day and take a moment to savor. – Shelly Bedsaul

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EBSQ Spotlight on Still Life: Mark Satchwill

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.

Mark Satchwill

Green Peppers - Mark Satchwill

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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