Similarly to 'Fallen Matter' that i painted 7 years earlier I became fascinated not just of the lone woman hurrying along the sidewalk but of the colouration of the photograph, printed in the 1980s.


The array of textures and surfaces, whether from her heavy, buttoned up coat, the fruit and vegetables displayed in the shop window or the peeling paint on the shop door, I wanted to accurately transcribe the strange, uncanniness of this image.


The familiarity and unfamiliarity of objects captured by photography continues to influence my work.    

I want to be alone  Oil on Linen    2021