I wanted to play with the idea of a conventional, staid still life and take it to extremes using photography.

Still Life with Duck, Pheasant and Mackerel is one of a number of pieces that mimics the dense and deadly compositions of Dutch and Spanish still lifes.

Chinoiserie was posed in a holiday apartment in Rome, using household bits and pieces and dried flowers from the market ~ the bursts of colour and ultra-busy composition take it near to abstraction.