Biography

Known for painting complex still-life compositions in oil, Ripple captures the exquisite beauty, mystery, and cycles of the natural world. Inspired by seventeenth-century Spanish painting and Asian art, Ripple sets his minutely observed and meticulously crafted vegetables against a neutral counter top, beyond which the viewer can see a small sliver of the artist's studio. On his work, Ripple states: “Painting is a way to explore the beauty and mystery I see in nature and to go beyond observation to a greater understanding of its structure and variety. I have been concerned with texture and color within my compositions.”