"This painting is from a series of paintings based on found images of women in landscapes. The focus in this work was the sense of luminosity and colour. Using the paint in a way which plays with the tension between paint as a visceral substance and paint as a descriptive medium. As with all of my work the painting process is an exercise in control; decisions made in the moment: of which marks get corrected and which are left raw, and the process of push and pull which every painting creates. Tone, colour and light creating an illusion which is more economical than it first appears. There is a casual, off-hand feeling which also has a sense of exuberance and pace.
The subject is suspended in this unknown location, almost swallowed up by the marks that make up their surroundings, we encounter her at the edge of the canvas as if she is beckoning us in to join her in the painterly chaos. As with the other work featuring women in landscapes, the figure is emerging from, yet at the same time also becoming swallowed up by the surrounding landscape, giving a sense of suspended animation."