the rusting jug by Robert  Walker
the rusting jug by Robert Walker

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CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE

As attitudes to formal dining have changed so has the approach to still life painting. Although the fundamentals of the genre remain - the juxtapostion of texture and colour, the use of space and the careful arrangement of the constituent elements - contemporary still life painters take a far more informal approach to their subject. The time-honoured themes of  wine, bread, fruit and cheese have been replaced by a more eclectic mix, including contemporary glassware, household china and 'found' objects.

Robert Walker and Peter Kotka both take this informal approach to their paintings. Please click on their names to view their work.