Polly Wells

My aim in still life painting is to contemplate and explore what it was that initially made me want to paint this particular thing. Sometimes it is just an intense vermilion against a luscious crimson, or an indigo playing against a pale blue-grey. It may be the conjunction of one shaped bowl against another. It often is the way light falls on something. Sometimes it is the extraordinary form and patterns in Australian wild flowers. 

Always it is an attempt to convey those moments of seeing when the world reveals itself. I want to capture those moments of intensity of seeing, those small moments of grace or illumination when the ordinary world is transformed.