: Still life studies

“I am interested in the physical and collective nature of objects. I am compelled to recreate them in paint. My compositions allow me to investigate objects and their relationships on the picture plane. Simplicity, space and stillness are important to me. Sometimes the objects I chose have significant meaning, other times they are there to make sense of a composition. My palette changes with my feelings, my energy and my environments…sometimes contemplative, at other times bold. My process begins with sketches and ideas but after some time I move into a creative flow where I abandon all my ideas and outcomes and just simply respond to what is going on in the painting.”
Catherine Hickson