A few years ago after an illness I Spent time researching the techniques of other artists. Amongst these was Vermeer. I had managed to see an exhibition of his paintings at the National Gallery a few years before and marvelled at his wonderful work. The more I looked the more I saw.
Undaunted I set about finding the colours he would have used, how he ground his paints and was lucky enough to visit the Mauritshuis Museum in the Netherlands where I saw all the amazing Dutch painters under one roof. I was hooked.
My still life technique is therefore based on Vermeer and the Dutch school albeit with a much more contemporary feel.