Saturday Addition: In awe of Bas Meeuws

I am in the process of reflecting on my own work, defining where I want to take it, and through this have been looking at my different practises (photography, painting, crafts, and teaching). This has led me to re consider still life as a theme. This is mainly due to the still life observational drawing embedded in the courses I have taught for the past 10 year. I am also considering the creation of a narrative in a photograph through the placement of objects, and have started a project photographing objects that I find define me, or are important, have emotional links, or say something about me. This project is called “object”, more info. to follow as the project develops!

During this research I found the amazing work of Bas Meeuws. ( and

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The reasons for loving, and selecting this work to share:
The luxurious, vivacious, aesthetic quality of his work
The re working of the tradition of Dutch still life in a way that is relevant and contemporary.
My love of flowers, and want to have his work on my walls.
This is the type of work that makes me want to go to the national gallery and study masterpieces and consider how to discuss their themes within my own work.
This work makes me want to challenge my skills as a photographer, as well as consider the care of printing with digital art.

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Awe —noun

an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures.
Archaic. power to inspire fear or reverence.
Obsolete. fear or dread.
—verb (used with object)
to inspire with awe.
to influence or restrain by awe.

Here are a few images I have taken over the past few months of flowers, as well as a few of my photographic project “object”.



Thank you for following, and hopefully liking and commenting!

This blog is created by Sophie Mayer. The images used are with permission of the artist. Please do not infringe on my copy write, or the copy write of others. If you want to use my images, or the images of others work that I have used, please contact me, or the other artists directly, for permission.

Thank you to Bas for giving permission to use his images in this post, and please go and see his work,and like his Facebook page! and

Published by sophiesart

East sussex based artists, photographer and art teacher. Inspiration, Education and Wellbeing and the core of The Arts School where I teach a range of courses to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills. My own work reflects the world around me. I love collaboration so contact me to see how we can work together

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