Artwork Description

Oil on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This artwork comes with an external frame

My work has been highly influenced by the world of commercial art and graphic design. This translates to my art in many ways. My still life paintings are careful composition full of allegories, which capture a moment in time where all represented items are meaningful beyond the composition.

"Buttercup Teacup" is one in a series of still life paintings that feature a piece of origami, and other everyday objects. In this painting a small white blossom sits by a tea cup alongside a paper crane. The flower represents natural beauty, and the paper crane represents wisdom and creativity through experience.

Oil on canvas, framed in Tasmanian oak.

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Oil on wood board

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 23.0(W) x 23.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 20.0(W) x 20.0(H).

Melissa Ritchie

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