This is a review of Still Alive - Contemporary Still Life Painting by FBA members. The exhibition is now on at the Mall Galleries and admission is free. It is open everyday 10am to 5pm - and closes on 21 September at 5pm. However you can also browse the works on display and buy online.
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries - a visitor views works by Lucy McKie|
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries - one corner|
A selling exhibition of contemporary still life paintings by members of the Federation of British Artists, Still Alive showcases an eclectic selection of still lifes, ranging from the realist to the abstract, all of which utilise form and texture, colour and tone, to convey the extraordinary essence of everyday objects.
- a definition of what it is,
- how the genre has developed over time and
- some sense of the variety which we can see in people's artwork today.
Artists included in this exhibition at the Mall Galleries this week are listed below - with images of artwork from the show. My preference very much leaned towards those who presented a consistent suite of works framed for showing in a coherent way. I liked individual pieces by other artists - some of whom I rate as excellent still life artists - but the ones who I'm highlighting below are the ones who had the most positive impact on me.
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries - Pastel artwork by Angela ACourt PS|
- Angela A'Court PS
- Chris Aggs RBA
- Glenys Ambrus PS
- Lillias August RI - do also check out her still life gallery on her website
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries - watercolour paintings by Lilias August RI|
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries |
- watercolour paintings by Richard Bawden NEAC RE RWS
- Richard Bawden NEAC
- Jason Bowyer NEAC PS RP
- Tessa Coleman NEAC
- Jeremy Galton RBA
- Paul Gildea NEAC
- Ann Heat RBA
- Julie Held NEAC
- Andy James RP
- Pamela Kay NEAC RBA
- Lucy McKie ROI
- Arthur Neal NEAC
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries|
small oil on board paintings by Barbara Richardson
|Still Alive at the Mall Galleries - watercolour paintings by Annie Williams RBA, RE, RWS|