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Welcome to the Portfolio of Chris Garvey

2018

I currently live in South Carolina and find inspiration in classical artists such as Pieter Claesz and Chardin as well as modern artists like Martin Witfooth and Matthew Bober. When it comes to technique, I enjoy the challenge of accurate drawing and the transparent qualities of oil paint. My aim is to capture my subject with impressive clarity building a history of marks in each piece. I’ve enjoyed collecting many books and objects over the years, which I reference for inspiration and to improve my practice.

My still life work focuses on the beauty found in the mundane and sometimes discarded objects that one might find lying around the house or even thrown away. More recently my work has started to focus on our disposable lifestyle, putting significant emphasis on plastic and trash combined with antiques, toys and other objects.