Building on the legacy of the Dutch Masters, Pieter Wagemans' transcendent still life paintings have propelled the artist to the forefront of contemporary realist painting. Pieter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was inspired by the Dutch still life painters David de Heem, Willem Heda and Rachel Ruys. Pieter carefully composes each floral arrangement in his studio in Antwerp; this enables the artist to control the effect of light and the transitory nature of his subjects. Pieter bypasses the use of underpainting and paints each flower in turn, alla prima, so that each flower is captured in its prime. Recognisable for the balance of light and shadow within elegantly composed floral vignettes, an exquisite colour harmony and intricate details, Pieter's work appeals to and resonates with the contemporary collector.