Whether I’m painting landscapes, still lives or people, I’m constructing narratives. It is the moment before or just after something transformative has happened that interests me. I work initially from life, people, places, scenes I have witnessed. Sometimes the work remains a watercolour or a drawing. Often, I extend the subject into a big canvas in my studio. I am fortunate that people seem to resonate with my work and that my paintings are bought and collected all over Britain and Europe.
in an increasingly dystopian society.’
Dr Anna Birch, artistic director of fragments & monuments.