About the artwork
Painterly still life in muted colours, with vivid accents of colour, painted from an unusual viewpoint. The objects are painted from above with an emphasis on pattern and pictorial space, rather than perspective.
About the artist
John Byrne RSA (born Paisley, 1940) studied at Glasgow School of Art. He is a writer, painter, theatre designer and illustrator who uses a variety of styles and techniques. He is prolific in his output, his style is idiosyncratic, and he deliberately stands apart from artistic movements and trends.