This oil painting represents an image of a woman captured at a specific time and place and in a unique way. Only the artist and the subject know the circumstances of their creation and those lucky enough to gaze at the image subsequently can only imagine its secrets.
Each brush stroke is deliberate and has purpose; each colour represents the light and shade of the room and the mood. The oils clash and collide on the board giving moments of movement and vitality, depth and delicacy. When observed from different angles fresh ethereal luminosity is revealed as if the frame is somehow unable to contain the energy within it.
The mystery and impalpability of the painting makes it defy any sense of ownership and renders us mere custodians, enchanted by the drama and enigmatic presence of the piece.
We have promised to take care of her and not pass her on without giving her previous host the opportunity to have her visit again…