Jeffrey Ripple, ‘Crocus’, 2016, Gerald Peters Gallery

About Jeffrey Ripple

Jeffrey Ripple paints still lifes of solitary flowers in individual glass vases, often taking as long as three months to complete a single flower in oil. “I think that they just begin with something that is in me, as I’m fascinated with botanical stuff—flowers, fruit, growing things—and I think that my paintings, are, in a way, an expression of my interest in those things,” he has said. Ripple brings out each flower’s individual character, more interested in rhythm and placement in his compositions than achieving realism.

American, b. 1962, Oceanside, California