John Scurry

In the exquisite precision of his painting, his cool palette and ironic juxtapositions there is at once tenderness and detachment, a poetry of the everyday.

  Elizabeth Cross, Art historian and Curator


Most of my work has been in the traditional genres of still life, landscape and figurative work. My need, it seems, is to have a physical reality to contemplate and navigate to find some relevance and meaning in. For practical reasons and for on ongoing engagement with seeking creative sustenance in still life (for want of a better descriptor) I work mainly from the day to day immersion in the studio. Space, form and light are at the core of my innate interests, as is the desire to create a sense of a tangible presence in the depiction of the everyday. To present a world within the canvas as it were.
John Scurry