Still life and the placement of treasured objects in the home has always been of interest to me. In this series I have painted objects and flowers that surround me in my studio, in my home and from childhood memories.
Painting these objects gives them an everlasting life and deepens my appreciation of these simples treasures. These new works consist of small still life pieces created on up-cycled cork placemats. The cork substrate and still life genre are woven together with pieces of original cork forming part of the composition. Snippets of text harvested from old books add a quirky note to these vignettes.
All cork mats are sealed with 3 layers of sealant before painting. Finished works are given a final varnish. These small works sit beautifully on a shelf or hung on a small nail using the unique and stablehanging system on the back