For me, still life has interesting history connotations. I often make colour photocopies of an abstract still life painting, using them to make several small collages. These will show the various elements of the original painting recombined in different relationships to each other, and can become the basis for a series of paintings in oil. In this way, one painting gives birth to many others.

I like to think I am conferring a history on them - certainly, it's the only history I'm ever likely to be able to control! Click here to see Blue Series



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