I have always loved combining the detail work of a still life with the whimsy of adding a bird to the composition. My main focus is to take objects of meaning or that I find beautiful and paint them in their best light. Telling a story through reflections, shadows and different textures.
A collector of mine commissioned this piece to fit perfectly into the recessed area built above the fireplace in their new home. Seeing how ecstatic they were at the finished painting made the painstakingly slow process well worth my time.