This is an original, one-of-a-kind still life painting of a Purple Holland bell pepper. It is a watercolor painting on professional-grade watercolor paper and measures approximately 5″ wide by 7″ long. I signed it in the lower left corner. It is not framed. Depending on your computer, colors may vary slightly from photographs. Shipping is free to the United States.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
My paintings turn familiar kitchen scenes into in an arbitrary space where glistening, close-cropped fruit pulp becomes its own vibrant world. Hyper-magnifying the inside of ripe fruit in oil paint pays homage to traditional still life painting while distorting the genre. Varying the scale of my paintings and the species of fruit further heightens the enigma, blurring the boundaries between abstraction and representation, the microcosmic and macrocosmic, attraction and repulsion, and whimsy and the scientific. The imagery is readily identified as organic but from there it can take over the imagination.
This small still life painting depicts a Purple Holland bell pepper that I purchased from a local organic farmer at the Norcross Community Market in Georgia. I obviously had to paint this unique vegetable before I ate it!
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
My artwork is internationally collected and has been featured in exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and Portugal since 2006. I am currently represented by gallery43 in Roswell, Georgia, and Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.