Photorealist painting - Still Life With Crab

Dimensions: 60x80cm.
Painted: 2010.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.

It is sold framed behind glass.
Availability: For sale $1200.

The story behind Still life with crab

I painted this still life painting to enter into the Camberwell Art Show. The process started with me buying all of the ingredients and setting up the scene before taking the photograph. The source photo’s background was replaced with a black because the purpose of the painting was to pay homage to Dutch artists of the seventeenth century.

It took over a hundred hours to draw and the paint the artwork. It was entered into the Camberwell Art Show and was subsequently displayed in the most remote location the organizers could pick. It was placed in a corner and underneath a stairwell. I was livid. Instead of being exposed to a reasonable level of foot traffic the painting was almost hidden away. This added to my growing disdain for those that worked in what I see as the most ‘corrupt industry in the world’.


Photorealist painting - Still Life With Crab - Detail 1
Photorealist painting – Still Life With Crab – Detail 1
Photorealist painting - Still Life With Crab - Detail 2
Photorealist painting – Still Life With Crab – Detail 2
Photorealist painting - Still Life With Crab - Source image
Photorealist painting – Still Life With Crab – Source image

Although this painting is to be sold unframed this is what it could look like. It is shown for a better understanding of its size and presence.

Photorealist painting - Still life with crab - Wall mockup
Photorealist painting – Still life with crab – Wall mockup