Portfolio > Crush

mandarin, orange, painting, still life, fruit, hyper-realism
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20"
2017
Blackberries
Oil on Canvas
33.25 x 53 x 1"
2013
Tangerines, Red Plate, Abstract, Soft Focus, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Realism, Photo Realism, Oil Painting
Oil on Canvas
40 x 48"
2009
Raspberries, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Acrylic Painting, Photo Realism
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 60"
2009
Tomatillos, Still Life, Kiwi Painting, Green Fruit, Realism, Acrylic Painting, Fruit Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
34.5 x 46"
2009
Strawberries, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Photo Realism, Red Fruit
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 60"
2010
Cherries, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Photo Realism, Red Fruit
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30"
2009
Tangerines, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Realism, Photo Realism, Oil Painting
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2006
Black Plums, Plum Painting, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Realism, Oil Painting
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2006
Black Plums, Plum Painting, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Realism
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40
2006
Bananas, Still Life, Banana Painting, Oil Painting, Realism, Watercolor
Oil on Canvas
30 x 48"
2006
Red Raspberries, Still Life, Raspberry Painting, Realism, Oil Painting
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2006
Anar, Pomegranate, Still Life, Pomegranate Painting, Oil Painting, Fruit Painting
Oil on Canvas
30 x 48"
2006
Kiwis, Still Life, Kiwi Painting, Green Fruit, Realism, Oil Painting, Fruit Painting
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2007
Kiwis, Still Life, Kiwi Painting, Green Fruit, Realism, Oil Painting, Fruit Painting
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2008
Strawberries, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Photo Realism, Red Fruit
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"
2008
Tangerines, Red Plate, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Realism, Photo Realism, Oil Painting
Oil on Canvas
30 x 48"
2008
Tomatoes, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Photo Realism, Love Apple
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48"
2009
Peaches, Still Life, Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Realism, Photo Realism
Oil on Canvas
30 x 36"
2008

All art is self portraiture. I began painting fruit as an undergrad. Upon waking, one morning, the vision of lusty, otherworldly tangerines came to me. It came on the eve of a struggle with infatuation. My husband at the time, my former high-school sweetheart, had developed a serious crush on a girl at work. I, myself had always had crushes growing up, so I in part understood. When our marriage ended my own tendency to hyper-focus on that sort of idealized perfection of the intangible returned with a vengeance.

I continued to paint through the years as I wrestled with the idea of lust and longing verses everyday love and the realities of having. In the meanwhile I have fallen in love with the textures, colors, and luminescence of fruit. The act of painting has become more about my own perfectionism, my obsession for detail, as well as a desire to create and to exist in my own little Utopian bowl of cherries.