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Will Calver – ‘A Collection of Still Life Paintings’


11th March – 28th March







‘This exhibition comprises fifteen paintings, each an investigation of quotidian subjects from my home, garden, and the rural world in which it is set. The subjects that I am drawn to contain elements of both simplicity and quietude, monumentality and presence. Painting from life is a process which brings me to a close relationship with the subjects. I hope to paint them in such a way that speaks both of their individual and universal nature, and to make works that pay homage not only to what I am painting, but also to the medium and its history.’ Will Calver, 2023

Continuing the classical still-life tradition of celebrating simple objects, Will paints ‘alla-prima’ on linen canvas directly from life. His works bring traditional and more contemporary objects together, aiming to highlight the subtle power and radiance of simple forms, and to celebrate the genre and history of still-life painting. Will graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Falmouth University in 2019, and now paints full time at his studio in rural Kent. After graduating, Will held his first solo exhibition at the New Craftsman Gallery, and has exhibited at the London Academy of Representational Art, at Porthmeor Studios St Ives, and at Mall Galleries London where he received the Best Small Portrait Award from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.