Still lifes are a meditation both for the artist and the viewer. We take time to slow down and resonate to the subtle beauties: light and shadow undulating in a wrinkled sheet, reflected light and color on the skin of a fruit, the anatomy of a leaf, or texture of an earthen pot. There is always more to see than at first glance, always a hidden story, partially a portrait of the artist and always a new insight discovered by each viewer. The still life always lives in an air of mystery; it is never completely seen by just one. Plus, still lifes are easy to paint; they stay still… most of the time.