As an oil-painter traditional themes like still life, landscape, portrait and nude form a central part in my work. I prefer to work on my self-prepared Masonite or sometimes metal, because I dislike the softness and texture of linen.
Fruit as still life objects is always a very appealing subject in art: A human metaphor for temporarily existence of all what grows and flourishes. The awareness of that everlasting memento mori and carpe diem in a painted still life is often too obvious, I think. Sometimes I hate still life, because of this cheap and poor expression.



Willem Mook's Stillevens-Stilllife-Nature Morte